“Tim Russert” Moves To MSNBC

By Alissa Krinsky 

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Tim Russert‘s “other show”, the interview program Tim Russert, which had been airing on weekends on CNBC, has a new home: MSNBC. The switch is effective this Saturday. The show will air every Saturday at noon ET, repeating three additional times each weekend.

“As we head into the 2008 election season, the addition of ‘Tim Russert’ to our weekend lineup solidifies MSNBC as the place for politics,” MSNBC’s Executive In Charge, Phil Griffin said in a press release.

Adds Russert, “While I am extremely fortunate to be the custodian of a national treasure like ‘Meet the Press,’ I really enjoy the opportunity to host another program where I can have a more informal conversation with the world’s most intriguing politicians, athletes, actors, authors and thinkers. After a great decade on CNBC, I look forward to an equally long and rewarding run on MSNBC.”

Click continued to read the press release…


NEWSMAKER WEEKEND INTERVIEW PROGRAM “TIM RUSSERT” MOVES TO MSNBC

MOVE BOOSTS POLITICAL PROGRAMMING ON MSNBC

SECAUCUS, NJ – Oct. 2, 2007 – MSNBC continues to establish itself as the place for politics, adding the popular weekend talk program “Tim Russert” beginning Saturday, Oct. 6. “Tim Russert” will premiere at Noon ET Saturdays, repeating 6 p.m. ET and 2 a.m. ET and Sundays at Noon ET. The program previously aired weekends on CNBC.

“Tim Russert” features interviews with the country’s most intriguing policymakers, authors, journalists and others, and provides in-depth discussions on politics, entertainment and the media. Guests have included George and Laura Bush, Jimmy Carter, Brian Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Katie Couric, Bill O’Reilly, Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Caroline Kennedy, Jay Leno, Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Barack Obama and more.

“As we head into the 2008 election season, the addition of ‘Tim Russert’ to our weekend lineup solidifies MSNBC as the place for politics,” said Phil Griffin, Senior Vice President, NBC News and Executive in Charge of MSNBC.

Said Russert, “While I am extremely fortunate to be the custodian of a national treasure like ‘Meet the Press,’ I really enjoy the opportunity to host another program where I can have a more informal conversation with the world’s most intriguing politicians, athletes, actors, authors and thinkers. After a great decade on CNBC, I look forward to an equally long and rewarding run on MSNBC.”

Following is the telecast schedule for “Tim Russert” on MSNBC:
Saturdays:
12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT
6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT
Sundays:
12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT

Barbara Fant is the executive producer of “Tim Russert.”

Built on the worldwide resources of NBC News, MSNBC defines news for the next generation with world-class reporting and a full schedule of live news coverage, political analysis and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MSNBC’s home on the Internet is msnbc.com. Msnbc.com delivers a fuller spectrum of news. Drawing on its award-winning original journalism, NBC News heritage, trusted sources and Microsoft’s advanced technologies, the site presents compelling, diverse and
visually-engaging stories on the consumer’s platform of choice. Nielsen/NetRatings reports more than 29 million unique visitors for August 2007, making msnbc.com the number one TV news site, ahead of ABC, CBS, and Fox News combined.

Members of the media can get more information about MSNBC and its programming on msnbc.com or the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at
www.nbcumv.com.

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