MSNBC will bolster its election coverage next week with the debut of Race For The White House, a new program the network claims will provide “a fast-paced daily look at the election news” anchored by NBC News Chief White House correspondent David Gregory.
Race will debut Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. (ET) and will continue "through the election and beyond" in the hopes of attracting viewers intrigued by the tight and increasingly contentious Democratic nomination race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
The new show replaces Tucker, whose host Tucker Carlson will remain with MSNBC in yet-to-be-specified capacities.
MSNBC also announced that NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell will anchor MSNBC each weekday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (ET).
Countdown with Keith Olbermann will now be broadcast twice in primetime, with a re-air weeknights at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET). The network is also expanding its Doc Block documentary program from two hours to three hours, airing at 11 p.m. (ET) each weeknight.
Along with the debut of Race For The White House, MSNBC will re-launch Live With Dan Abrams as Verdict With Dan Abrams, an hour-long look at each day’s top news from a legal perspective, five nights a week.
MSNBC said Race For The White House will feature reports from MSNBC and NBC correspondents around the country with the latest breaking political news and in-depth analysis of the campaigns. Tucker Carlson will remain with the network as MSNBC Senior Campaign Correspondent and will appear regularly throughout MSNBC’s program lineup.
“Viewers are incredibly engaged this election season, with a real appetite for political news,” Phil Griffin, senior vice president of NBC News and Executive in Charge of MSNBC, said in a statement. “As NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent, David is the perfect person to lead this key hour of our election coverage.”
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