Catching Up With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ken Layne · 01/20/14 12:00PM

Martin King—he hasn't used the "Dr." or "Luther" or "Jr." for decades now—is living proof that even legends can get tired of being legendary. Pacing his spartan office at MSNBC's studios at Rockefeller Center on a dreary Wednesday in mid-January, King is pecking a text message back to his daughter about dinner plans tonight. It is King's 85th birthday and his family and friends are holding a party at the forever popular Sylvia's in Harlem, but his first priority is his new 8 p.m. show on MSNBC.

MSNBC Host: ‘Sorry For Joking About Romney’s Black Grandkid!’

J.K. Trotter · 12/31/13 11:45AM

Liberal cable network MSNBC has a way of offending conservatives in the least productive manner possible. Case in point: On Sunday Melissa Harris-Perry invited a roundtable of comedians to dissect a family photograph of failed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who in the photo is holding on his right lap his newest baby grandson, Kieran Romney. Kieran, who is adopted, happens to be black. Which was enough for Harris-Perry’s guests to make fun of how the Romney family, much like the Republican Party, is mostly white. It’s not the dumbest thing MSNBC has ever aired (that would be Morning Joe), but still: It’s a baby.

Glenn Greenwald: I Defend Snowden 'Like People on MSNBC Defend Obama'

Cord Jefferson · 12/26/13 07:49PM

Glenn Greenwald, who famously worked with Edward Snowden this year to publicize the NSA's massive surveillance program, today rejected the idea that his role in the Snowden affair has gone from journalist to cheerleader, calling that criticism "ludicrous" and questioning his MSNBC interviewer's own partisanship.

MSNBC Suspends Alec Baldwin Following "Cocksucking Fag" Controversy

Cord Jefferson · 11/15/13 08:00PM

Alec Baldwin's MSNBC talk show, which debuted in October, is already being suspended for two weeks following an incident yesterday in which Baldwin was heard to call a paparazzo a "cocksucking fag." Baldwin denies using the word "fag," but he apologized nonetheless for his outburst in a statement posted to the MSNBC website:

Ronan Farrow Is Looking at You Right Now

J.K. Trotter · 10/09/13 01:38PM

Ronan Farrow—the 25 year-old Rhodes Scholar, Yale Law School grad, UNICEF spokesman, advisor to Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration, recognized Twitter user, and son of Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra—has his powder blue eyes fixed on you, TV watcher, right this second. Don’t look away.

Taylor Berman · 08/08/13 08:30PM

According to a report in Mediaite, Alec Baldwin will host a weekly show on MSNBC. The show will reportedly air Fridays at 10 p.m.