Carlson to Host New MSNBC Show

Feb 2, 2005  •  Post A Comment

A month after he signed off at CNN’s “Crossfire,” Tucker Carlson has come to an agreement with MSNBC to host a 9 o’clock weeknights show. The hour-long slot was vacated recently by Deborah Norville after nearly a year of trying to juggle a nightly show in addition to anchoring “Inside Edition.”

The bow-tied Mr. Carlson’s show, which still lacks a title and format, is expected to debut in the second quarter. The executive producer will be Bruce Perlmutter, who worked with MSNBC President Rick Kaplan at CNN, where Mr. Kaplan hired Mr. Carlson the first time. Mr. Perlmutter produced Connie Chung’s prime-time CNN show. He was executive producer of “Deborah Norville Tonight.”