Tuesday, April 23, 2024

MSNBC-Lawrence O’Donnell Situation: “No Discussions” About Renewing Contract But He’ll Be on Tonight


The MSNBC – Lawrence O’Donnell saga isn’t over til it’s over. But it’s over, as Yogi Berra might say.

“There have been no discussions” between the network and the talk show star according to my sources. “The story in Variety is false.” That story speculated that this was all a negotiating ploy. I’m told it’s not.

Fans of O’Donnell on Twitter and Facebook are asking, demanding and begging MSNBC to offer O’Donnell a new contract. So far, crickets.

Last night O’Donnell was in Boston interviewing John Kerry before a live audience. It was planned, I am told. Tonight O’Donnell will be back on “The Last Word” at 10pm following Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. Will he address the situation? I doubt it but you never know.

Meantime, ratings for “The Last Word” remain high.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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