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Alec Baldwin’s First MSNBC Promo Promises More Controversy

While Alec Baldwin referenced his highly enjoyable WNYC podcast and love of “talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field,” when announcing his new TV gig, the first promo for Up Late with Alec Baldwin alludes to his more tabloidy side. “Responding to criticism, MSNBC has turned to a man who can restore balance to an unbalanced network,” jokes Ed Schultz. It’s almost like MSNBC thinks people are more interested in physical assault and online meltdowns than thoughtful in-depth interviews with the likes of Elaine Stritch.

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MSNBC Ad Promises More Alec Baldwin Controversy