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RockinRooster’s MSNBC Politics Chatroom
This MSNBC chatroom from RockinRooster started back in 2008, just as the Obama years had started and there was hope and change in the air. We made it through 4 years of hell during the chaos of the Orange Man’s reign. Now we are fighting COVID and the challenges continue. This MSNBC Politics Stream was the first online live stream broadcasting MSNBC on the Internet. Over the years Rooster’s chat attracted thousands of liberal chatters and news junkies and the community continues to be vibrant today.
MSNBC in 2021 is the top American news station in the United States. It started back in 2004 when NBC and Microsoft entered into a joint venture to bring synergy between content rich NBC and the MSN Microsoft Network online portal. They feature the shows: Rachel Maddow Show, The Reid Out with Joy Reid, All-in with Chris Hayes, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and The 11th hour with Brain Williams. For the MSNBC Schedule & more information, please check below.
How to Chat at RockinRooster’s
What is the Rooster’s chat and how do I use it?
Launch our news chatroom here. It will open in a separate window. We use SLACK CHAT so please register and join. Don’t be shy! We are a progressive chatroom with liberal forward thinking people. We are political news junkies of course. If you’re a troll don’t bother coming here, but if you want to engage with other progressives in a great debate, please join us in the chatroom.
How do I watch live news while chatting?
You will need to open two browser windows, one with the Slack chat, and the second one for the stream. You can also use the PIP ‘picture in picture’ pop-out stream launched at the right bottom of the live news video player and overlay it on the slack chat window.
What is the MSNBC Schedule?
|Time (US Eastern)||Program|
|5.00 AM||Way Too Early With Kasie Hunt|
|6:00 AM||Morning Joe|
|9:00 AM||Stephanie Ruhle Reports|
|10:00 AM||Hallie Jackson Reports|
|11:00 AM||Craig Melvin Reports|
|12:00 PM||Andrea Mitchell Reports|
|1:00 PM||MTP Daily with Chuck Todd|
|2:00 PM||Katy Tur Reports|
|3:00 PM||Ayman Mohyeldin Reports|
|4:00 PM||Deadline: White House with Nicole Wallace|
|6:00 PM||The Beat With Ari Melber|
|7:00 PM||The ReidOut with Joy Reid|
|8:00 PM / 3:00 AM||All IN with Chris Hayes|
|9:00 PM / 12:00AM / 4:00 AM||The Rachel Maddow Show|
|10:00 PM / 1:00 AM||The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell|
|11:00 PM / 2:00 AM||The 11th Hour With Brian Williams|
MSNBC Live News Channel – History
MSNBC LIVE STREAMING – American News Channel
Launch, Ownership, and History
MSNBC (an acronym for Microsoft/National Broadcasting Company) is a US-based news cable and satellite television network that reports news from NBC.
MSNBC channel and MSNBC.com were launched in 1996 from a unique alliance between Microsoft Corporation and General Electric’s NBC. Although MSNBC and MSNBC.com kept a single name, they were very different organizations with different operational structures and goals. Microsoft later pulled out its investment in MSNBC in 2005 and exited msnbc.com just seven years later.
In 2015, MSNBC altered its programming list and schedule to establish a closer partnership with its parent company, NBC News. Due to the new closer operational ties with NBC, MSNBC changed its programs and operations to suit its new owner’s goal.
MSNBC Carriage Issues
AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS television subscribers in parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York City couldn’t view MSNBC before 2010. One major reason for this was the contract between Cablevision and MSNBC that prevented competing service providers from accessing the MSNBC network.
Verizon reached out to the Federal Communications Commission in 2009 seeking the deal’s termination as it argued that the arrangement was illegal. The arrangement was later canceled, and Fios entered into an agreement with MSNBC that broke the monopoly.
Audience, Ratings, Reception, & Demographics
MSNBC is an ideal definition of a successful TV channel as research suggests that over 90% of TV subscribers receive MSNBC.
MSNBC has a very interesting demographic as a 2019 Pew Research shows that 90% of MSNBC viewers are above 55 years.
The median age of their viewers is 68 years, prompting many broadcasting experts to believe that it’s a TV channel that’s fast losing relevance.
Pew also noted that over 95% of regular MSNBC viewers are Democrats by political inclination.
MSNBC & NBC News
To help revive the network’s declining rating, MSNBC shifted its focus to hard news programming from left-leaning opinionated programming. The channel replaced its hosts with NBC news anchors as they were perceived to be less partial and more central in their opinion. Some NBC News personalities introduced to the platform include Kate Show, Chuck Todd, Jose Diaz-Balart, and Brian Williams.
To improve its perception further, the channel launched an ad campaign in April 2016 where MSNBC portrays itself as an in-depth news reporting channel instead of the phrase”talking points” that’s synonymous with the channel.
Top MSNBC Shows & Hosts 2021
The Rachel Maddow Show
Rachel Maddow gives in-depth details on trending current affair topics and initiates discussions that can help improve accountability and transparency among political leaders. Maddow explains the complex political world and reports political events in a dynamic and illuminating way, helping to connect the dots to help explain complex issues. You can listen to the Rachel Maddow show on weeknights by 9 PM ET.
All in With Chris Hayes
Chris Hayes delivers the most thought-provoking news of the day with a commitment to drive discussion that can help bring meaning to political occurrences of the day. Hayes is an experienced reporter, and he still practices that by reporting directly from scenes of events to provide firsthand information. Hayes regularly hosts some of the nation’s top policymakers, legislators, and social commentators to discuss trending issues affecting the populace. All in With Chris Hayes is shown every weeknight by 8 PM ET.
The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Drawing from his wealth of experience as the Senate Finance Committee’s former chief of staff, Lawrence gives a professional opinion on some trending topics of the day. Lawrence O’Donnell regularly convenes a diverse panel of guests involving popular cultural voices and politicians to give unique perspectives. Lawrence ensures that each discussion help users to understand the relevant issues of the day further.
The Reid Out with Joy Reid
Joy Reid is a groundbreaking journalist who went from hosting the popular morning show AM Joy, to taking the spot that Chris Matthews once occupied. Join Reid weeknights at 7 PM ET for one-on-one conversations with policymakers and newsmakers on discussing cogent political matters both outside and inside the beltway. Apart from being a TV host, Reid is also a public speaker and best-selling author. Reid starts this prime-time lineup by hosting discussions on American politics as they pop up.
Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace
The breakout star of the Trump era is undoubtedly Nicole Wallace with her show Deadline: White House. A former member of the Bush administration where she was White House Communications Director, and the former McCain campaign aide who prepped Sarah Palin in the 2008 Presidential Campaign would seem to be a strange fit for the network, but her ‘Never Trump’ stance and criticism of the Republicans have hit a cord with the MSNBC Live audience. Her show is so popular that she was given a second hour by the network back on August 19th, 2020.
MSNBC Controversies & Criticisms
In 2010, Olbermann was suspended for donating $2,400 to each of the three Democratic candidates during the 2010 midterm election. Under NBC’s laws, its employees cannot get involved or donate to political parties without first getting permission from the company.
Chris John Matthews is a retired American talk show host, author, and commentator. His weeknight hour-long talk show (Hardball with Chris Matthews) was highly controversial due to his demeaning comments about women involved in politics. Some of the women he has disparaged comments about include Melania Trump, Sarah Palin, and Hillary Clinton, often due to their private lives or appearance.
NBC suspended Brian, a multiple award-winning Anchor, for six months in 2015 for misrepresenting some events while covering the 2003 Iraq war. Four months after, he was demoted to a breaking news anchor for MSNBC.