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Name(s): MSNBC
Scope/Focus: Cable News Channel
Date(s): 1996 - Present
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MSNBC is a 24 hour cable news channel which began as a partnership between Microsoft (MS) and NBC News (NBC). Though Microsoft sold their share of the channel to NBC Universal in 2005, they still retain a 50% interest in the web portal, On January 18, 2011, the FCC approved a merger of cable company Comcast and MSNBC parent company NBC Universal.[1]


The main fannish focus of MSNBC is the late afternoon/prime time lineup.

  • Dan Abrams
    • The Abrams Report (2001 - 2006)
    • Live with Dan Abrams/Verdict with Dan Abrams (2007 - 2008)
  • Rachel Maddow
    • Panelist and political analyst (2005 - 2008)
    • The Rachel Maddow Show (2008 - Present)


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On Archive of Our Own, MSNBC RPF is merged into the Real News RPF category.

In addition to RPF, there is a small amount of MSNBC anthropomorfic. AO3 has a canonical tag for the Fox News/MSNBC ship.


  1. ^ Hamill, Kristen. U.S. approves Comcast-NBC merger, published on 18 January 2011 at CNN Money. (Accessed 22 January 2011.)