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Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt gets a show in MSNBC's weekend expansion

Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt gets a show in MSNBC's weekend expansion

MSNBC is expanding its live news programming lineup, including a new Saturday show hosted by conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt.

Hewitt, best known as a host for the right-leaning Salem Radio Network, will have a half-hour Saturday morning program airing at 8 a.m. Eastern. The move is likely to get some gimlet-eyed looks from MSNBC viewers who regularly flock to the channel for critical coverage of President Trump’s administration.

Hewitt, who is based in Los Angeles, did not support Trump during the Republican nomination process. Trump called Hewitt “a third-rate radio announcer” when he was unable to handle a terrorism question Hewitt asked during the 2015 Republican...

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