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Is Joy-Ann Reid Finally Getting Her Own MSNBC Show? “Stay Tuned”

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act October 18, 2013 at 10:24AM

It seems so, at last, though, in the meantime, Mia Farrow’s son, of all people, will get his own show next.
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It seems so, at last, though, in the meantime, Mia Farrow’s son, of all people, will get his own show next.

As I have written before, it’s long overdue that the managing editor of The Grio and expert political pundit Joy-Ann Reid should have her own show on MSNBC.

As I said about her previously, “no one can deny that Reid is really, really smart, knows politics inside and out like nobody's business, is likeable, has a great presence on the tube (she's been on TV and radio since 1998) and she regularly subs for other on-air MSNBC talent on their shows so smoothly that you would think it was her show.

And on top of that she’s on the network ALL THE TIME. Every day. Sometimes a few times a day. Like, what else do you need?

Furthermore, when you also take into account the fact that, as I have also reported here, the network’s black audience increased by some 60% last year, what other motivation do you need?

In the meantime, however, MSNBC has given Alec Baldwin his own Friday night show, as if he needs another TV show or the money.

But the one recent move that has everyone scratching their heads, was the announcement last week that Ronan Farrow was getting his own weekday show starting in early 2014, which means that someone currently with a daytime show won’t be having it for long.

Ronan who? - you and everyone else must be asking.

He’s a human rights activist and lawyer, who also worked as a foreign policy official in the Obama Administration, as well as being the son of actress Mia Farrow.

That all fine and good, but how come he gets a show? What are his journalism and political credentials? In fact, has he ever even been on TV before? 

According to an official press release from the network, Farrow’s show will be “a game changer for MSNBC, representing a fresh approach to how we deliver news. This is a new generation of news show for a new, more engaged generation of viewers.

How in the hell do they know that?  Personally, I suspect either Farrow has some very incriminating photos of some MSNBC executives, or perhaps he has a… ahem…more “personal” relationship with someone there.

But this all leads back to Reid and the possibility of her own show, at long last. Well, the network is now hinting that something is in the works.

This Wednesday, at a party in a New York restaurant for Chris Matthews, given by MSNBC president Phil Griffin, which several anchors attended, along with other regular network contributors including Reid herself, there was reportedly some buzzing about this, and it was reported that one network exec, when asked about Reid getting her show, was quoted as saying: “Stay tuned."

So does that mean something is in the works finally for Reid?

Stay tuned.


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