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Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, to host MSNBC show

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Ronan Farrow, Mia Farrow's and Woody Allen's son, will be hosting a new hour-long weekday show on MSNBC starting in January. Looks like they're going after a younger crowd, since he's only 25. But twentysomething or not, he's got an impressive resume: He's a Rhodes Scholar, a Yale Law School graduate, and worked for the Obama administration, including two years as a diplomat in Afghanistan.

Via the New York Times:

The specific time slot and start date have not yet been decided, Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, said in a telephone interview. But it will be a daytime show, starting “either mid- or early January,” he said. [...]

Mr. Farrow, who is 25, frequently goes for wit, which he displays on Twitter. He said in an interview that the current state of affairs created “a ripeness for satire” that will be part of his MSNBC program. “I have a flair for a little bit of gallows humor,” he said. “My natural voice is already somewhat counterculture for cable news.”

The intention of the program, he said, is to “pull back the curtain and get the stories people don’t usually get” as well as “how they can get involved.”

Per The Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said that Farrow's "desire to join a television network was born of conversations he has had with young people who are frustrated with the vituperative immobility in Washington as well as the current state of TV news."

MSNBC will familiarize us with their new host by having him pop into their shows, pretty much what they do regularly with all their hosts (Well, except for Alex Baldwin... so far. I've only seen him once with Lawrence O'Donnell), even though we already know them well.

Anyone else notice that? I thought so.

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Keith Olbermann To Guest-Host On MLB Network

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Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! Via MediaBistro.

Former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermannis returning to the host’s chair, this time on MLB Network.

Olbermann will be a guest-host on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” next Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9-11 AM ET. Olbermann phoned into the program this morning to talk about the MLB MVP races with Harold Reynolds and Matt Vasgersian, and to preview next week’s shows.

Olbermann will be joined by MLB Network’s Brian Kenny next week.

Olbermann is a huge sports fan, and a former contributor to Fox Sports and NBC’s NFL pregame show. He was also of course part of “The Big Show” with Dan Patrick, that helped turn ESPN’s “SportsCenter” into the juggernaut it is. He currently writes the “Baseball Nerd” blog for MLB.com.

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It's official: Cenk Uygur is Now MSNBC Contributor, Substitute Anchor

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We all saw this coming from a mile away:

FishbowlLA scoopsthat YouTube celebrity Cenk Uygur is now a paid contributor for MSNBC, which will include regular segments and filling in as host on an as-needed basis. MSNBC confirms the news with TVNewser.

Congrats, Cenk!

Now, how about the next MSNBC up-and-comer being of the female persuasion?

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