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Starring John Hockenberry
Country of origin United States
Running time 1 hour
Original network MSNBC
Original release December 24, 1996 – July 22, 1997

Edgewise is an hour-long television news magazine program that aired on MSNBC from 1996 to 1997.[1] The show was hosted by John Hockenberry.[2]

The show aired on Saturday evenings. In one notable episode with David Brinkley, the journalist was critical of President Bill Clinton.[3] In July 1997, it was reported the show would be canceled.[4] It ran until Labor Day of that year.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Carmody, John (July 12, 1996). The TV Column. Washington Post
  2. ^ Freeman, John (December 24, 1996). 'Edgewise' showcases the ever-sharp Hockenberry. San Diego Union-Tribune
  3. ^ Staff report (November 8, 1996). Clinton may skip Brinkley farewell: Newsman ripped president on air. The Washington Times
  4. ^ Winer, Linda (August 1, 1997). Limelight / Minus Hockenberry, MSNBC Will Lose Its Edge. Newsday
  5. ^ Gray, Ellen (August 29, 1997). Hockenberry playing out the string. Chicago Tribune
  6. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (August 1997). Anatomy of a cancellation: how MSNBC's Edgewise went over the edge. Salon.com
  7. ^ Bunn, Austin (July 22, 1997). MSNBC Pulls Plug on Edgewise. Wired

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