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...aaaand the new MSNBC primetime host is Chris Hayes. I'll admit, I've mixed feelings about the development. I'm not thrilled about giving up Hayes' weekend show, Up, but I do love the idea of combining Hayes with Rachel Maddow. The combination of Hayes and Maddow as the majority of MSNBC's prime time slot could end up making a strong argument that it is possible for cable news to offer programming that's informative, instead of the ridiculous gimmicks, opinionated bluster and scandal-chasing that's found too often elsewhere.

One of the things I enjoy about Up with Chris Hayes is that Hayes uses the forum to function as an example of what other shows could accomplish if they cared, like the way Up is much more diverse than other Sunday shows.

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