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Rev. Al Sharpton serves as the host of ‘PoliticsNation,’ which airs from 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET on MSNBC.

With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Sharpton’s highly visible career began at the tender age of four when he preached his first sermon.

A successful civil rights career soon followed helping Sharpton hold such notable positions as the Youth Director of New York’s Operation Breadbasket, Director of Ministers for National Rainbow Push coalition, and founder of his own broad-based progressive civil rights organization, the National Action Network (NAN), one of the leading civil rights organizations in the world.  Since its inception in 1991, NAN has expanded to encompass chapters throughout the United States and maintain important regional offices in Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; and Los Angeles, CA. 

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Rev. Sharpton also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show that broadcasts in 40 markets, five days a week.

He resides in New York and has two daughters, Dominique and Ashley.

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