TVNewser: MSNBC's Ratigan to Gain Afternoon Slot on Network in 2010

<p><img src="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/11/2009-11-03-MSNBC-MM... align="right" border="0" height="180" hspace="3" vspace="3" width="240" />Dylan Ratigan (file photo at right), whose <a href="/people/dylan-ratigan" target="_blank">bias and occasional forays into balanced journalism</a> have both been documented at NewsBusters, is set to gain an afternoon slot in 2010, according to <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/msnbc/dylan_ratigan_preps_for_aftern... target="_blank">Chris Ariens of TVNewser</a>:</p><blockquote><p>MSNBC's &quot;Morning Meeting&quot; is about to get an afternoon edition. </p><p>TVNewser has learned that starting Monday, host <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/Dylan-Ratigan-profile.html">Dylan Ratigan</a> will be on for one hour, 9am ET only, so he and the team can prepare for a move to the afternoon after the first of the year.</p></blockquote><p>Back on November 11, <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/msnbc/is_morning_meeting_heading_to_... target="_blank">Ariens reported</a>:</p><blockquote><!--break--><p>&quot;Morning Meeting,&quot; the two hour show hosted by <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/Dylan-Ratigan-profile.html">Dylan Ratigan</a>, may be split, with one hour in the morning and another in the afternoon. It's not determined which hour Ratigan might take over, but one scenario puts him at 4pmET, leading in to &quot;Hardball.&quot; He could also land at 3pmET, which is one of the hours he anchored at CNBC until <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnbc/dylan_ratigan_departing_cnbc_11... target="_blank">earlier this year</a>. </p></blockquote>

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