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Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:08 AM

Rachel Maddow Seriously Considers Leaving MSNBC

Whaaaat? I live to watch her 9:00 show!

(Daily Beast) Rachel Maddow has been MSNBC’s most high-profile on-air personality for more than a decade, long embodying the network’s liberal ethos and raking in an obsessive following for her nightly primetime broadcast.

But when MSNBC viewers tune in next year, she may not be there.

According to six people familiar with the situation, Maddow, 48, is seriously considering leaving the network when her contract ends early next year as negotiations drag on and the temptation to take her brand elsewhere or start her own lucrative media company has grown.

Insiders who spoke with The Daily Beast said while the star host has occasionally entertained other offers in the past, she has in recent months increasingly expressed openness to exiting when her deal ends, citing a desire to spend more time with her family and the toll of hosting a nightly program since 2008. Maddow seems unlikely to jump to a rival television news network. Instead, she has been intrigued by opportunities in the streaming and podcasting space, which would allow her more freedom, time for her personal life, and for other projects, people familiar with her thinking said.

The high-profile TV host has gotten aggressive in exploring her next career moves: In recent months, she left her longtime agents at Napoli Management Group, linking up with powerful talent agency Endeavor and its CEO Ari Emanuel and ​​president Mark Shapiro, who are representing her in contract negotiations with NBCUniversal.

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Reply Rachel Maddow Seriously Considers Leaving MSNBC (Original post)
FM123 Aug 2021 OP
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #1
RockRaven Aug 2021 #2
wackadoo wabbit Aug 2021 #4
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #3
OnDoutside Aug 2021 #5
left-of-center2012 Aug 2021 #6
Frasier Balzov Aug 2021 #7
JI7 Aug 2021 #9
JI7 Aug 2021 #8
Bengus81 Aug 2021 #10
Vinca Aug 2021 #11
Piasladic Aug 2021 #12
pwb Aug 2021 #13
malaise Aug 2021 #14
Unwind Your Mind Aug 2021 #15
Sibelius Fan Aug 2021 #16
Piasladic Aug 2021 #17

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:16 AM

1. Whatever she does will be stellar!

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:24 AM

2. IIRC, Maddow was the only MSNBC host to have Ronan Farrow on after he exposed Weinstein

and NBC's role in trying to cover for him.

ALL of the rest of their hosts would not or could not.

MSNBC/NBCUniversal is run by shitty people.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 01:13 AM

4. Even she was muzzled at least once by corporate

After the Fukushima nuclear reactors story broke in 2011, she was covering it every night and, indeed, devoting most of her broadcast to it. Then one night, nothing. It was as if a switch had been flipped. It wasn't as if nothing regarding the disaster had happened that day; there was plenty of news about Fukushima. But she never covered the story again.

In the years that followed, she would very occasionally (less than once every couple of years) bring it up in passing, but only if it pertained to some other story she was covering. So it wasn't as if she'd forgotten about it.

I'm sure that the fact that the Fukushima reactors were made by GE, the parent company of MSNBC, had nothing to do with this.

I've sometimes wondered what other stories also aren't being covered.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:42 AM

3. I hope that Rachel stays at MSNBC

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:02 AM

5. Hopefully this is just contract negotiations.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:49 AM

6. Yep - been posted on DU a number of times

Most comments prefer that she stay.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 05:16 AM

7. Did it work out for Keith Olbermann?

I honestly don't know if he has prospered.

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Response to Frasier Balzov (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 06:44 AM

9. Olbermann was forced out. Maddow wants more private time to be with friends and family.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 05:22 AM

8. How about doing a once a week show ? I totally

understand her wanting to leave. Especially after what happened with her partner getting seriously ill with Covid. Just wanting to spend more time together is understandable .

Also she can come on to discuss issues on other people's shows when something she is very much involved in researching comes up.


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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:17 AM

10. Won't work Rachel. Just stay put.........

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:20 AM

11. I've been getting the impression that Chris Cuomo is on the outs at CNN.

Maybe CNN is trying to woo her over there. Whatever she does, I hope she remains in the mainstream media and doesn't go into total podcast mode.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 10:16 AM

12. I was so terrified when her wife got sick.

I remember when she had to stay in that little fishing shack out back. You could tell she was re-evaluating her life. I don't blame her, but god knows I'll miss her.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 10:19 AM

13. The big networks is where she belongs.

Not on Cable. Cable sucks canal water.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 10:23 AM

14. I'll watch her wherever she goes

That is all

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 10:41 AM

15. +1

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 10:49 AM

16. Leaving MSNBC would be a disaster for Maddow.

She’s grossly overestimating her popularity outside the MSNBC bubble.

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Response to Sibelius Fan (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:54 PM

17. or maybe she just doesn't need the money anymore

Some people just want out of the grind to spend their time with people they love.

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