MSNBC

MSNBC (stylized as msnbc) is an American basic cable and satellite channel that provides news coverage andpolitical opinion on current events. It is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group, a unit of the NBCUniversal Television Groupdivision of NBCUniversal. Its name was derived from the most common abbreviations for Microsoft and the National BroadcastingCompany.

MSNBC and msnbc.com were founded in 1996 as partnerships of Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit, which is nowNBCUniversal. The online partnership of msnbc.com ended on July 16, 2012 and the site was rebranded as NBCNews.com. MSNBC shares the NBC logo of a rainbow peacock with its sister channels NBC, CNBC, and NBCSN.

Beginning in the mid-2000s, MSNBC's opinion programming increasingly reflected its concept of political progressivism. In October 2010, it publicly acknowledged this with a marketing campaign it called "Lean Forward". Further, in September 2013, MSNBC launched its revamped official website under the tagline, "What Progressives Have Been Waiting For."

For the week of June 9, 2014, MSNBC placed 26th in primetime and 30th in total day, averaging 597,000 viewers and 336,000 viewers, respectively.

As of February 2015, approximately 94,531,000 households (81.2% of those with television) receive MSNBC

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  • Sex Slaves

    Sex Slaves

    On the streets of Chicago and all across America, the business of sex for sale is booming and Sex Sl…

  • Lockup

    Lockup

    Lockup takes us inside maximum security prisons, showing us what life is really like for those that…

  • Your Business

    Your Business

    JJ Ramburg hosts MSNBC's weekly small business program featuring profiles of small business owners,…

  • The Rachel Maddow Show

    The Rachel Maddow Show

    With honesty and rigor, Rachel Maddow uniquely connects dots to advance stories on her show The Rach…

  • MTP Daily

    MTP Daily

    MTP Daily is a public affairs program hosted by Chuck Todd that looks ahead to 2016 election and fea…

  • Hardball with Chris Matthews

    Hardball with Chris Matthews

    On Hardball with Chris Matthews, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a passionate hou…

  • All In with Chris Hayes

    All In with Chris Hayes

    On All In with Chris Hayes, Chris Hayes delivers impactful stories that don't always make the front…

  • The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

    The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

    Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emm…

  • Up

    Up

    This weekend political discussion show focuses on U.S. history and American politics and uncovers th…

  • MSNBC Live with Alex Witt

    MSNBC Live with Alex Witt

    On MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, veteran news anchor Alex Witt provides up to the minute coverage of th…

  • Caught on Camera

    Caught on Camera

    Cameras almost seem ubiquitous in today's society, as this documentary series proves. And people's f…

  • PoliticsNation

    PoliticsNation

    PoliticsNation is a Sunday morning news program hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton that features politicos t…

  • The Place for Politics 2016

    The Place for Politics 2016

    MSNBC delivers in depth coverage and analysis of the 2016 presidential race.

  • First Look

    First Look

    This is MSNBC's first look at the top news, politics, weather, entertainment, and sports headlines f…

  • Way Too Early

    Way Too Early

    The fast-paced program brings viewers everything they need to know to start their days--from news an…

  • Morning Joe

    Morning Joe

    On Morning Joe the hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist engage in dynamic discus…

  • Andrea Mitchell Reports

    Andrea Mitchell Reports

    Veteran journalist and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell hosts this DC-ba…

  • MSNBC Special Coverage

    Special coverage of news events on MSNBC.

  • MSNBC Town Hall

    Sit-down interviews moderated by MSNBC hosts, featuring the presedential candidates.

  • MSNBC Live

    MSNBC Live

    MSNBC Live provides the latest breaking news stories as well as details on the biggest stories of th…

  • The Road Warriors

    MSNBC presents a special hour of analysis on the 2016 presidential election with "The Road Warriors"…

  • AM Joy

    AM Joy

    On AM Joy, Joy Reid tackles the most important news and political topics of the week.

  • Dateline Extra on MSNBC

    Dateline Extra on MSNBC

    Beginning July 4th, MSNBC will broadcast Dateline Extra on MSNBC (aka: Dateline Extra), episodes fro…

  • The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

    The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

    On The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, Brian looks at the major political stories of the day and brea…

  • Global Citizen Festival

    Global Citizen Festival

    The Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival established in 2012. Chris Martin, lead sing…

  • In Other News

    In Other News transports us back to a moment in history when a major news story dominated coverage a…

  • Split Second Decision

    Split Second Decision

    Split Second Decision is a series about survival and safety when faced with unexpected, life threate…

  • MSNBC Originals

    MSNBC Originals

    MSNBC Originals connects you to stories that shape our culture, entertain and inform you. From socia…

  • For the Record with Greta

    For the Record with Greta

    Veteran broadcaster Greta Van Susteren will be joining MSNBC and will host For the Record with Greta…

  • IconocLIST

    IconocLIST

    IconocLIST, the next series under the MSNBC ORIGINALS banner, is an authoritative celebration of the…

  • The Point with Ari Melber

    The Point with Ari Melber

    The Point with Ari Melber is a limited series where MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber will…

  • Deadline: White House

    Deadline: White House

    Hosted by Nicolle Wallace and featuring Steve Kornacki, Deadline: White House delivers up-to-the-min…

  • Velshi & Ruhle

    Velshi & Ruhle

    With cable news caught in a seemingly never-ending cycle of breaking news interrupted by more breaki…

  • MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin

    MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin

    As part of its commitment to providing breaking news coverage throughout its daytime schedule, MSNBC…

  • MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson

    MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson

    As part of its commitment to providing breaking news coverage throughout its daytime schedule, MSNBC…

  • MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle

    MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle

    MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle is an hour of the most important news to start your day. The hour fe…

  • Hugh Hewitt

    Hugh Hewitt

    Hugh Hewitt provides interviews, and analyzes the biggest stories of the week with a panel of exper…

  • MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi

    MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi

    MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi is a 1-hour long daily newscast that airs Monday through Friday at 3 PM.…

  • On Assignment with Richard Engel

    On Assignment with Richard Engel

    In On Assignment with Richard Engel, Richard doesn't just get the story, he goes to the center of it…

  • The Beat with Ari Melber

    The Beat with Ari Melber

    The Beat with Ari Melber is a political talk-show with news, interviews and original reporting from…

  • MSNBC Live with Katy Tur

    MSNBC Live with Katy Tur

    MSNBC Live with Katy Tur provides the latest breaking news and live coverage of the day's important…

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