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MSNBC rising: Channel answers call for less ideology, more journalism

MSNBC rising: Channel answers call for less ideology, more journalism

In 2015, I called MSNBC "unwatchable" as it hit bottom in its misguided attempt to be the left-wing version of Fox News.

Now, I am watching it sunup to sundown some days — from "Morning Joe" at 6 a.m. to Chuck Todd at 5 p.m. and Greta Van Susteren at 6.

The channel has evolved under the leadership of Andy Lack, who took over as chairman of NBC News and MSNBC in 2015, at the time of my downbeat assessment. He promised a move away from ideology in favor of more down-the-middle journalism, and he is delivering. That ongoing transition is one of the happier stories in TV news these days.

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