Hockenberry (TV series)

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Hockenberry is an American television talk-show style current affairs program that aired on MSNBC in 1998 and 1999. It was hosted by and named after journalist John Hockenberry and aired each weeknight.[1]

Hockenberry was created as a replacement for The Big Show when host Keith Olbermann departed.[2][3] The show was canceled in July 1999 after six months.[4][5] The time slot was filled by Hardball with Chris Matthews.[6]


  1. ^ Millman, Joyce (December 7, 1998). Blue Glow. Salon.com
  2. ^ Starr, Michael (November 17, 1998). TV Ticker. New York Post
  3. ^ Associated Press (November 17, 1998). MSNBC names new show host. The Albany Herald
  4. ^ Kurtz, Howard (July 8, 1999). MSNBC Drops 'Hockenberry' Talk Show; Award-Winning Journalist to Return to 'Dateline NBC' Full Time After Only Six Months. Washington Post
  5. ^ Huff, Richard (July 8, 1999). MSNBC to close 'Hockenberry.' New York Daily News
  6. ^ Staff report (July 12, 1999). Business digest. New York Times

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