Friday, June 23, 2017

American TV news channel MSNBC on StarSat increasing its live weekend programming hours over weekends from this Saturday; adds new Hugh Hewitt show.

The American TV news channel MSNBC (StarSat 263) has announced that it will be extending its weekend live programming  - two days when it runs a lot of repeats and recorded shows - from this Saturday and rolling out further new shows in July.

The conservative American talk show host Hugh Hewitt will anchor a new Saturday interview show on MSNBC from this Sunday, 24 June, at 8:00 in America and seen 14:00 in South Africa.

Hugh Hewitt's show will provide interviews and analysis on the week's news with a panel discussion.

From July MSNBC will increase its number of live programming hours over weekends and will be live on Saturday and Sundays until 03:00 in the mornings (South African time, 21:00 in America).

From July, Thomas Roberts will return to MSNBC to anchor two hours on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

MSNBC weekend programming will now be Joy Reid presenting AM Joy on Saturday and Sundays from 16:00 - 18:00; MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber as the presenter of The Point on Sundays from 23:00 - 01:00 and Alex Witt and Richard Lui anchoring on weekends.

There is also Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle, as co-anchors of Velshi & Ruhle on Saturdays from 18:30, JJ Ramberg doing Your Business Sundays at 13:30, and Rev. Al Sharpton as the presenter of PoliticsNation on Sundays from 14:00 to 15:00.