MSNBC is dropping the Reverend Al Sharpton’s program ‘PoliticsNation’ from its daily lineup and moving him to a weekly slot which will air on Sunday mornings at 8 am.

Alex Weprin of Politico reports:

MSNBC moves Al Sharpton to Sunday mornings

Sharpton’s last weekday “PoliticsNation” will be Sept. 4. He moves to Sundays a month later on Oct. 4, according to a memo sent to MSNBC staff by the channel’s president Phil Griffin Wednesday evening.

“I want to congratulate Al and his team. For four years they have done a terrific job bringing his voice and a big spotlight to issues of justice, civil rights and equality. And as many of you know, The Rev never missed a show,” Griffin wrote in the email. “I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with a Sunday morning newsmaker program.”

The 6 pm hour will temporarily be filled by “MSNBC Live,” the channel’s weekday news program. A permanent replacement will be named “soon after” Sharpton moves, per Griffin.

Here’s a video report from Wochit News:

David Hinckley of New York Daily News has a response from Sharpton:

Sharpton deflected a suggestion that he had been demoted.

“I’m very happy,” he said Wednesday. “First, I can reach a wider audience of people who don’t get home by 6 at night. Second, I can now get the A-list guests and newsmakers I want. And third, a Sunday morning host is what I always wanted to be.

“I never wanted to be a weeknight pundit. I wanted to be a Sunday morning newsmaker. I wanted to be Dr. Martin Luther King, not Larry King.”

Obviously this is racist!

Finally, we have to watch this famous video one last time:

Good luck with the new slot, Al.

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