Disrupt with Karen Finney

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Disrupt with Karen Finney
Disrupt with Karen Finney cover photo.jpg
Genre Current affairs, political commentary
Presented by Karen Finney
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network MSNBC
Picture format 480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08) – June 1, 2014 (2014-06-01)
Chronology
Preceded by MSNBC Live
External links
Website

Disrupt with Karen Finney is a political news and commentary television program that aired weekends at 4:00 p.m. ET on MSNBC from 2013 to 2014. It was hosted by Karen Finney, a Democratic political operative who had been a political commentator at MSNBC since 2009. The show debuted on June 8, 2013 and had its final broadcast June 1, 2014.

Format[edit]

The show ran from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on MSNBC weekends.[1] In its first two months, it led in to The Ed Show.[1][2]

History[edit]

Finney had been a political commentator and guest host on MSNBC programs since 2009.[1] Prior to that, she had worked on four campaigns, had served as deputy press secretary to Hillary Clinton during the Clinton presidency,[1][3][4][5] and had served as a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee.[4] Finney stopped her consultant work upon starting the show.[4]

Her show was the second weekend MSNBC program to feature an African American host, after Melissa Harris-Perry.[6]

Finney's show was announced without a title on April 2, 2013.[1] The promotion came amidst a series of programming changes at MSNBC,[1] including an effort to improve weekend programming.[4] Disrupt was originally scheduled to premiere on May 11, 2013,[2] but was later rescheduled for June 8, 2013.[7] The premiere opened with a discussion on "the conservative War on Women", and her first guest was U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.[8]

The show was cancelled after its June 1, 2014 showing.[9]

Preceded by
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Weekend Lineup
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Succeeded by
The Ed Show

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Karen Finney Named MSNBC Weekend Host". The Huffington Post. April 2, 2013. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Ed Schultz, Karen Finney Weekend Shows Get Premiere Date". The Huffington Post. April 25, 2013. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hoecker, Johanna (June 9, 2013). "Karen Finney: Defending Jay Carney". MSNBC. NBCUniversal. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Byers, Dylan (April 2, 2013). "Democratic strategist Karen Finney to host MSNBC weekend show". Politico. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Karen Finney". The Huffington Post. AOL Tech. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ NNPA News Service (May 8, 2013). "Finney to host MSNBC Show; Network’s 2nd Black woman to air on weekends". New Pittsburgh Courier. Real Times Media. Archived from the original on June 12, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ariens, Chris (May 8, 2013). "The Ticker: Wallace, Pitts, Schultz". TV Newser. WebMediaBrands. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ Shapiro, Rebecca (June 9, 2013). "Karen Finney Debuts New MSNBC Show 'Disrupt' (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/msnbc-cancels-disrupt-karen-finney-709526". The Hollywood Reporter. June 5, 2014. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013.  External link in |title= (help)