The commentator is joining MSNBC’s Saturday morning lineup, a move that is sure to raise eyebrows at the network and among its left-leaning fans.
MSNBC, which has been soaring lately in both ratings and advertising prices, is giving radio host Hugh Hewitt his own show, adding another conservative voice to a lineup that already includes Fox News poach Greta Van Susteren and former George W. Bush communications hand Nicole Wallace.
Hewitt’s self-titled show will air on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. ET, beginning this week, as part of an expansion of the network’s weekend programming in July. TVNewser first reported the news Thursday, which was then announced by the company.
In giving Hewitt his own show, MSNBC is sure to raise eyebrows, considering that it has been doing well mostly on the strength of left-leaning opinion journalists like Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. NBC News chairman Andy Lack is known to favor hard news and has programmed the network to feature a broader range of editorial opinions in addition to traditional newsmen like Brian Williams.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter