Disrupt with Karen Finney
Disrupt with Karen Finney cover photo.jpg
GenreCurrent affairs, political commentary
Presented byKaren Finney
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkMSNBC
Original releaseJune 8, 2013 (2013-06-08) –
June 1, 2014 (2014-06-01)
Chronology
Preceded byMSNBC Live

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

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

History

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 byMSNBC Live MSNBC Weekend Lineup 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET) Succeeded byThe Ed Show

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Karen Finney Named MSNBC Weekend Host". The Huffington Post. April 2, 2013. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016. 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 March 5, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  3. ^ Hoecker, Johanna (June 9, 2013). "Karen Finney: Defending Jay Carney". MSNBC. NBCUniversal. Archived from the original on June 12, 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 19, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Karen Finney". The Huffington Post. AOL Tech. Archived from the original on June 4, 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 November 14, 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 9, 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. ^ "www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/msnbc-cancels-disrupt-karen-finney-709526". The Hollywood Reporter. June 5, 2014. Archived from the original on June 13, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2013.