MSNBC is pulling the plug on a show that airs daily on the cable network. The AP reports that the network is taking “Politics Nation,” hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, out of the daily rotation.
“Sharpton’s ‘Politics Nation’ has aired at 6 p.m. ET on weeknights for the past four years at the ratings-challenged news network,” the story reports. “MSNBC is in the midst of wholesale changes under NBC News boss Andrew Lack, de-emphasizing its left-leaning programming during the daytime hours in favor of more straight news shows.”
Sharpton will continue to be a presence on the channel, with a new weekly version of “Politics Nation” set to air Sundays at 8 a.m., beginning Oct. 4.
The final installment of the daily program is set for Sept. 4.
The AP report notes: “Sharpton’s show occasionally put MSNBC in awkward positions, since he continued his political activism while doing some stories where there was racial controversy while remaining host of a news program.”