MSNBC Shifts Tucker Carlson to Late Night
By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
July 29,2005 | NEW YORK -- MSNBC will shift Tucker Carlson's low-rated talk show out of prime-time in much of the country to 11 p.m. EDT, with ex-Fox News Channel anchor Rita Cosby filling his time slot...
Carlson's was the first new prime-time show developed since Rick Kaplan took over as MSNBC president last year. Kaplan said Friday the switch wasn't a demotion, that he had considered Carlson's program for 11 p.m. all along, but that "it would have been a mess" if he had said that publicly from the beginning....
"I couldn't be more psyched," said Carlson, who said he had unsuccessfully pushed CNN for an 11 p.m. show when he worked there.
Comments: 1) Tucker Carlson is the fucking Mir Space Station of television personalities. How is it that the only people who don't understand that are programming executives? 2) Why would anybody even bother to quote him? 3) Okay, I'm just outside that desirable 18-49 demo, but you aren't getting that or anybody else to watch. How can it be that with three 24 hour news channels that aren't FAUX there's not a single talk show I want to watch, and in fact there's only one--Olbermann's--that I can watch, and it's 90% crap.
* I wish I could remember whose joke that is.