NYT‘s Brian Stelter: Several MSNBC employees, who spoke about programming plans on the condition of anonymity, said the most likely candidate for a new show was the Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, a frequent substitute for Ms. Maddow. Mr. Klein may start with a weekend time slot, but these people said the 8 p.m. weekday time slot held by Mr. Schultz was also a possibility.
Schultz on radio last week: I will, I guarantee you, that I will be looking back as my years in radio, moving forward, I will come back to 2012 and I will say, don’t tell me it can’t be done, it can be done. And all of you folks who stood in line, all of you folks that didn’t give up, you taught America a lesson. That’s right — you taught the country a lesson. You workers — you butcher, you baker, you candlestick maker, you teacher, you firefighter, you police officer, you nurse, public employee, you taught America a lesson, that your voice and your vote does count.
And I’m not, I’m not going to be, I don’t want to sound too grandiose about this, but in 2000 there was no MSNBC. In 2004 there was no MSNBC. In 2008 there was a little bit. In 2010 there was — and we lost! In 2012, it became more of a level playing field. And I’m very proud to say that I took the television show, I can’t speak for any other host, but I know on “The Ed Show,” we made sure that this country, or at least the people that were watching our show, knew exactly who Mitt Romney was and how dangerous he would be to America.
Are Ed‘s ego and days numbered at MSNBC? Suits tell Mediaite “there are no changes planned.”