MSNBC Cans 'Tucker' for Rising Star

David Gregory will helm new evening political show
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2008 7:43 PM CDT
MSNBC will replace Tucker Carlson's low-rated show, "Tucker," with a new show hosted by NBC News White House correspondent David Gregory, that will cover politics. Carlson will remain a mobile campaign...   ((c) alex-s)
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(Newser) – MSNBC today picked rising star David Gregory to helm a new political show in place of Tucker Carlson's low-rated "Tucker", TVNewser reports. Gregory's "Race for the White House" will air at 6 p.m. weekdays while he continues to report on the White House for NBC News and fill in for Matt Lauer on "Today", the New York Times reports.

Carlson, who cut his teeth on CNN's "Crossfire," will remain MSNBC's chief campaign correspondent. MSNBC also announced a new election news program on weekday afternoons, led by political reporter Andrea Mitchell, in place of regular news programming.