Jan 9, 2013

Tamron Hall, Michael Eric Dyson, and Al Sharpton 

TheGrio has corroborated something that I have been thinking for a while now.  That is that MSNBC has been intentionally diversifying their anchors, pundits and contributors.  What is impressive to me is that it comes across as a very genuine effort, not just token-ism.  The article reports that MSNBC viewership has increased tremendously, particularly among African Americans.  I cannot say, like some have said, that I keep my tv on MSNBC.  I can say, though, that some of their programming is a part of my regular tv watching regimen.  I appreciate their genuine diversity efforts.  I also appreciate that they can have a civil conversation while examining different perspectives and still lean politically to the left.  There are a few MSBC personalities that I would prefer not to listen to but by and large, there are my go-to cable news network.  It sounds like that is true for many of us.
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1 comment:

  1. Yes, I check out MSNBC to get another perspective of news and it is great to see how diversified MSNBC is. One can have 'braids' and straightened hair and be the most intelligent on today's issues, imagine that.