Mehdi Hasan Launches Show in MSNBC Weekend Prime

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Mehdi Hasan Launches Show in MSNBC Weekend Prime
Mehdi Hasan, the political analyst who has demonstrated a knack for producing viral discussions, will bring his savvy conversational skills to MSNBC, in the first programming change at the NBCUniversal outlet since Rashida Jones took oversight earlier this month.

Hasan has been hosting a lively program for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming-video service, and the intensity of his following proved too alluring for MSNBC executives to ignore. He will take over a Sunday hour that had only recently been assigned to anchor Joshua Johnson. “The Medhi Hasan Show” will continue to stream weekdays on Peacock, and then air 8 p.m. Sundays on MSNBC. Johnson will continue to anchor his program, “The Week,” at 9 p.m. that evening as well as on Saturdays, while contributing to other parts of the Msbnbc schedule.

Hasan’s new Sunday program was previously reported by The Los Angeles Times.

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