That’s OK. I’m gay for Rachel Maddow too. Dan Abrams – who airs after Olbermann – is to be replaced by Rachel Maddow on 9/8/08.

Just in time for the closing rush of the presidential election, MSNBC is shaking up its prime-time programming lineup, removing the long-time host –- and one-time general manager of the network — Dan Abrams from his 9 p.m. program and replacing him with Rachel Maddow, who has emerged as a favored political commentator for the all-news cable channel.

Maddow has said that she hopes to move into a more general style of program after the election, more along the lines of her Air America radio program. One of the things I like about Maddow is that she’s unabashedly liberal, unabashedly tough – and unabashedly even-handed. She won’t shovel propaganda. I hope the show does well. I’ll watch.

  • Paul


  • I thought she did exceptionally well sitting in for Keith during his vacation. Can’t wait for this. I’ll DVR another hour of MSNBC!

  • I was worried she was going to replace Keith after all of that filling in she was doing.

    I’ll be glad to see her in the Abrams spot. I just hope they lose the comic book-inspired graphics.

  • Great news – thank you.

  • Modern Esquire

    When did Abrams lose the general manager gig?

    (Am I the only one who likes Dan Abrams??)

    Still, glad Rachel is getting her own show. I imagine it’ll be more like Glenn Beck’s than Countdown.

    Can’t wait to see.

  • Yeah, Rachel is quite capable, but I thought Dan Abrams did a good job too Modern. I heard he’ll be doing stuff on The Today Show, so bigger and better for him I guess (if the Today Show is in fact bigger and better…).

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