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Alan Keyes to Host TV Program

Tuesday, 08 January 2002 12:00 AM

Alan Keyes - a former GOP presidential candidate and Reagan-era U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations -- will host a new show, called "Alan Keyes Is Making Sense," starting later this month, the network announced Monday.

It is scheduled to air weeknights at 10 p.m. EST, starting on Monday, January 21, according to MSNBC General Manager Erik Sorenson.

"We're excited that Alan is bringing his highly regarded grasp of global issues and his larger-than-life personality to MSNBC," said Sorenson. "This network has distinguished itself as the cable news channel for smart young viewers interested in knowing about their world."

"Alan's deep knowledge, incredible capacity to frame debate, and provocative views will be a great addition to an already terrific prime time lineup," said Sorenson.

"Alan Keyes Is Making Sense" will be a live, one-hour talk show providing analysis and commentary on the issues of the day -- from politics and economics to the various hot-button cultural issues. The program will originate from Washington, D.C.

Rich Noyes, Director of Media Analysis of the Media Research Center, parent company of CNSNews.com, said it was a good move for MSNBC to hire a conservative commentator.

"It's always a good move for MSNBC to hire a prominent conservative to balance out the countless liberal voices that have been institutionally part of broadcast news," he said in an interview with CNSNews.com.

"It's always good when there's an effort to reach out and actually supply conservative points of view to a conservative audience," he added. But, he said, hiring one conservative doesn't automatically counteract a network's liberal bias, although it's a start.

"CNBC, many years ago, had Oliver North on, but he was always paired up with a liberal. I think we will have to wait and see what the program looks like and what the content is and how management treats it," Noyes said.

Noyes said other networks could improve their ratings and bottom lines if they are "brave" enough to hire more conservatives.

Keyes is a two-time Republican presidential candidate and two-time Republican Senate nominee from the state of Maryland.

For the past 10 years, he has reached a nationwide audience each day through his nationally syndicated radio program, "The Alan Keyes Show: America's Wake-Up Call."

Keyes was also part of the Reagan administration, serving in the U.S. Foreign Service and on the staff of the National Security Council before being appointed ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1983. He was the assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs from 1985-87.

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