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Tucker Carlson replaced on MSNBC

The bow tie is out at MNSBC. David Gregory is replacing Tucker Carlson as host of a one-hour show each evening.
/ Source: msnbc.com news services

The bow tie is out at MNSBC. David Gregory is replacing Tucker Carlson as host of a one-hour show each evening.

The news network is making a handful of changes to respond to heavy political interest. Gregory’s new show is called “Race for the White House” and will be on each weekday at 6 p.m. starting next Monday.

Msnbc.com is a joint venture between NBC Universal and Microsoft.

“Viewers are incredibly engaged this election season, with a real appetite for political news,” said Phil Griffin, Senior Vice President, NBC News and Executive in Charge of MSNBC.  “As NBC News' Chief White House Correspondent, David is the perfect person to lead this key hour of our election coverage. Tucker is one of the top political minds inside the Beltway, and we look forward to continuing to feature his insightful analysis.”

Carlson has been at MSNBC for nearly three years. He will remain with the network as MSNBC Senior Campaign Correspondent and will appear regularly throughout MSNBC's program lineup.

MSNBC also says that Andrea Mitchell will anchor an hour each afternoon. Keith Olbermann’s popular “Countdown” program will rerun every night at 10.