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MSNBC President Phil Griffin Signs New Deal; Whither Goest Lawrence O’Donnell?

MSNBC's president Phil Griffin has a new mult-year contract, according to an informed source, settling one personnel question about the network. Still no announcement on 10 PM star Lawrence O'Donnell who tweeted May 17  that his contract...Show More Summary

MSNBC Chief Extends His Deal as the Cable Net Celebrates Historic Ratings

The president of MSNBC, where the early days of the Trump administration have been good for ratings, isn’t going anywhere soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phil Griffin just signed a new contract to stay on the job. MSNBC hasn’t...

Grover Norquist: 'Democrats And Grasshoppers Don't Get To Vote On Tax Reform'

The one thing holding Donald Trump in office is his promise to rich cable news on-air talent and executives that they are going to get a honking big tax cut before the year is out. So of course, MSNBC's chairman Phil Griffin makes aShow More Summary

AZGS funding bill (SB1184) comes before AZ House Appropriations Committee - 15 March

Phil Pearthree examining columnar basalt, Verde River headwaters. Tucson. Senate Bill 1184 (SB1184), introduced by Senator Gail Griffin, would provide a state appropriation to fund the AZGS at the same level we were funded as a separate state agency. Show More Summary

Jeff Kepnes Heading Back To MSNBC As Senior EP Specials

CNN's Specials EP Jeff Kepnes is heading to MSNBC as Senior Executive Producer of Special Events. Kepnes will report to MSNBC chief Phil Griffin. He had worked at CNN since 2003, joining as senior producer at Paula Zahn Now. Kepnes was...Show More Summary

MSNBC President Wants Trump to Call Out Liberal Network

In an interview with The Hill’s Joe Concha, MSNBC president Phil Griffin joked that he wished that MSNBC would get the same treatment from Donald Trump that CNN receives. “I wish he called us out once in awhile because it’s like a promo for CNN all the time,” Griffin joked. “But look, all I know […]

Maddow Won't Let Hugh Hewitt Spin Trump's Lies On Yemen Raid

We could spend all day wondering why MSNBC has Hugh Hewitt on their payroll. My theory is he makes the billionaire friends of Andy Lack and Phil Griffin think about their tax cuts some more. After the so-called president read some words...Show More Summary

Jonathan Wald Exits CNN, Heads To MSNBC As SVP Programming And Development

Jonathan Wald is bowing out of CNN, where he has been EP-ing Don Lemon’s sometimes-gobsmacking primetime show, to become SVP Programming and Development at MSNBC.  He reports directly to MSNBC president Phil Griffin and starts next week. Here...Show More Summary

MSNBC President Phil Griffin: ‘We Cannot Go in There With a Sense That We Think We Know Better’

"Now it is mainstream news outlets, which Fox News so often portrays as liberally biased, that are facing a wave of skepticism."

Is Joe Scarborough Really Crawling Back To Donald? Really?

Word on the street is that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski (one has to assume, accompanied by a network lawyer, a producer, and marching orders from Phil Griffin) trekked their way to Trump Tower to meet with the GOP nominee for President...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Maury has been lowering the daytime TV bar for 25 years

In the 1960s and 1970s, daytime television was dominated by light, entertaining fare like The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and Dinah And Friends. Phil Donahue brought topicality and controversy to daytime when his show went national in 1970, and by the 1980s he was ruling the roost. Show More Summary

Dear MSNBC: What. The. Hell?

Politico has the interview with Phil Griffin. Yeah. Griffin cast the rebranding as just one more stage in MSNBC’s “evolution.” “MSNBC will turn 20 this year on July 15,” he said. “There have been so many evolutions, and look if you don’t evolve, in any medium, you’re going to lose. Show More Summary

MSNBC Dayside Moves Continue: Izzy Povich Leaving

Longtime MSNBC exec Izzy Povich is leaving, cable news network president Phil Griffin announced to staff this afternoon. Povich was named VP talent and development in 2013; back then, Povich's name had surfaced on the reported short list of candidates to replace Jim Bell as exec producer of NBC News' Today. Show More Summary

New York Post: MSNBC President Phil Griffin’s Days Are Numbered

The New York Post is reporting that MSNBC may be ready to dump its longtime president, Phil Griffin, in favor of new daytime boss Janelle Rodriguez. If Griffin is fired, it would represent quite a reversal of fortune. Just a few years ago, MSNBC was riding high as it overtook CNN for second place in the […]

NY Post Predicts MSNBC President Phil Griffin Soon to be Fired

last yearNews : Mediaite

It's not news that many presume MSNBC's top dog Phil Griffin is in a perilous spot, but the New York Post's Claire Atkinson is offering some specific speculation on Griffin's demise.

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry boycotts her own show

last yearNews : NY Daily News

In an email to her staff, Harris-Perry blasted NBC News chairman Andrew Lack (inset l.) and/or MSNBC president Phil Griffin (inset r.) for treating her show without respect and suggested she is part of the network for racial purpose...

Editorial Policy Meetings At MSNBC...

...have to be the shortest meetings in corporate history. Because based on the observable performance of the network they're either this: Phil Griffin: How are the ratings? Everybody: Great! Phil Griffin: Great! Meeting adjourned. Or...Show More Summary

Why are all our rock heroes dying?

Why are all our rock heroes dying? David Bowie, Motorhead’s Lemmy and former drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, Yes’s Chris Squire, Toto’s Mike Porcaro, Mott the Hoople’s Dale Griffin, blues legend B.B. King, REO Speedwagon’s Gary Richrath, bassist Jimmy Bain, electronic music pioneer Edgar Froese, Greek great Demis Roussos, APP’s Chris Rainbow, Free’s Andy Fraser, […]

Phil Griffin Calls 2015 ‘Inspiring and Pivotal Year’ for MSNBC

"I expect that we’ll have a lot to celebrate in 2016 – including MSNBC’s twentieth anniversary. They grow up so fast!"

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