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MSNBC (Microsoft & National Broadcasting Corporation) is a 24-hour news channel in the United States. It is available in over 76 million households in the U.S. and broadcasts primarily out of its studios in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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Launched on July 15, 1996 to 22 million subscribers, MSNBC is currently America's third-most-watched cable news channel, after FOX News Channel and CNN. It is also a leading news website. MSNBC calls itself "America's Newschannel" and boasts that it is "fiercely independent" perhaps in a bid to attract viewers who believe CNN is liberally biased and that the FOX News Channel is conservatively biased.

MSNBC Online

MSNBC Online consists of news and features from its own correspondents, from wire services, and from the Washington Post and Newsweek magazine. The news content on MSN (Microsoft Network) is provided by MSNBC. Websites for popular NBC News shows such as Dateline NBC, Today, and NBC Nightly News are kept on the MSNBC site.

MSNBC on Television

MSNBC TV has a variety of shows ranging from news reports to documentaries about every subject under the sun. Such shows are: Imus in the Morning, with New York City disc Jockey Don Imus[?] and Hardball With Chris Matthews, with political reporter and author Chris Matthews[?]. There is Weekend Magazine with Stone Philips[?], a series that shows reports from NBC's Dateline NBC, plus MSNBC Investigates with John Seigenthaler[?], a series that explores everything from botched plastic surgery to life in prison. Biographies are given very good treatment on Headliners & Legends, hosted by Matt Lauer[?]. There is also a talk show hosted by Jerry Nachman[?], MSNBC's Editor in Chief. In 2003, MSNBC debuted new talk shows by Keith Olbermann[?] and Joe Scarborough[?]. Phil Donahue[?] had a talk show, but it was cancelled the same year.

MSNBC is on most cable lineups throughout the United States.

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