Last night Keith Olbermann announced on his show that veteran talk show host Ed Schultz would be joining the MSNBC line-up with a new show premiering on Monday, April 6:
“The Ed Show” will air weekdays, 6-7 p.m. ET. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President, MSNBC.
“I am thrilled to have Ed kicking-off our primetime lineup,” said Griffin. “Ed’s proven that he can connect with Americans and will be a perfect compliment to Chris, Keith, and Rachel. He’s already made his mark on radio and I’m excited to see what he’ll do with the 6 p.m. hour.”
“I’m excited to have this opportunity with MSNBC,” said Schultz. “I look forward to having a day to day discussion with fellow Americans on issues that really matter to all of us.”
In addition to “The Ed Show,” MSNBC announced other changes to their line-up:
David Shuster, currently hosting “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” at 6 p.m. ET on MSNBC, will join Tamron Hall as host of a new 3-5 p.m. ET program on MSNBC. Shuster will also continue to anchor breaking news coverage during the day and serve as a regular substitute anchor for “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” Norah O’Donnell’s hour will move to the morning. The exact hour will be announced at a later date.
I’ve always enjoyed Ed’s radio show, so I’ll be tuning in next week to watch his new show on MSNBC. Ed told Olbermann last night that his show would be focusing on the “kitchen table” issues and geared towards being a voice for the middle class.