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Encyclopedia > Scarborough Country
Scarborough Country
Image:scarborough.png
Genre Opinion/Analysis program
Running time 60 minutes
Starring Joe Scarborough
Country of origin United States
Original channel MSNBC
Original run April 2003–present

Scarborough Country is an opinion/analysis show broadcasted on MSNBC Monday - Thursday at 9 P.M. ET. It is hosted by former congressman (R - Fla.) Joe Scarborough. Image File history File links Scarborough. ... Look up Opinion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bold text:This article is about the written record of a meeting. ... Joe Scarborough Charles Joseph Scarborough (born April 9, 1963) is the host of the program Scarborough Country on MSNBC and has served in the United States House of Representatives, from 1995 to 2001, as a Republican from Florida. ... MSNBC, a combination of Microsoft and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news Website. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MSNBC, a combination of Microsoft and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news Website. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... // The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political organizations in the United States two party system; the Democratic Party is the other. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Joe Scarborough Charles Joseph Scarborough (born April 9, 1963) is the host of the program Scarborough Country on MSNBC and has served in the United States House of Representatives, from 1995 to 2001, as a Republican from Florida. ...


Scarborough Country made its debut in April 2003. On average, Scarborough Country receives approximately 300,000 viewers per night. (Source: Nielsen Media Research, 2003-2005) 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, FL, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ...


Frequent on-air contributors to Scarborough Country are Pat Buchanan, Brent Bozell, and Tony Perkins. Image:Buchanan Pat. ... L. Brent Bozell III is the founder and president of the Media Research Center, the Parents Television Council, and the Cybercast News Service. ... Tony Perkins (born March 20, 1963) is the President of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian think-tank and public policy foundation. ...


When the show debuted, Joe had taken a very conservative Republican viewpoint on issues, but has recently taken a much more centrist viewpoint, critisizing polticians on both sides of the party lines and being critical of some of George W. Bush's policies. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ...

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Controversies

In May 2005, Scarborough criticized Arnold Schwarzenegger by repeating an allegation in a British newspaper that the California governor had advocated blowing up the moon as a way of controlling women's menstrual cycles. Scarborough apologized after learning that it was a comedy skit on the Howard Stern radio show and not an actual Schwarzenegger interview. According to the governor's spokesperson, the newspaper article was also circulated as fact by Democratic members of the California State Assembly.[1][2] Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born bodybuilder, actor and Republican politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... Howard Allen Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author. ...


More recently, the show had a non-satirical segment asking "Is Bush an 'Idiot'?", complete with a discussion with political analysts John Fund and Lawrence O'Donnel. [3] John Fund is an American political commentator known for his Political Diary column in The Wall Street Journals OpinionJournal. ... Lawrence ODonnell (born 1955) is a MSNBC political analyst who has appeared on The McLaughlin Group and The Al Franken Show. ...


Tabloid Turn

Since the summer of 2006, MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" has turned into a tabloid news program, covering mainly celebrity, entertainment, and crime stories. The show now features segments such as "Must See SC," and "Hollyweird" about celebrities in trouble. The show covered the August 2006 Mel Gibson DUI arrest very extensively. The show has also devoted much time to segments about "The View," Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears' baby, Tom Cruise's baby, and other tabloid stories.


Scarborough Unplugged

New MSNBC General Manager, Dan Abrams has started a segment called "Scarborough Unplugged," which features Joe Scarborough engaging in humorous acts. These segments are fictionalized. One included an audition tape for "Dancing with the Stars." Another included Joe destorying Laura Ingraham video tapes. A recent one made fun of MSNBC's Dan Abrams, and another one featured Joe swearing at reporters over a celebrity list.


Broadcasts outside US

MSNBC and NBC News programming is shown for several hours a day on the 24 hour news network Orbit News in Europe and the Middle East. This includes Scarborough Country and several other MSNBC shows. Orbit News is a 24 hour satellite channel offering American news programming. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/permalink/schwarzenegger_blows_up_the_moon/
  2. ^ http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=29&art_id=qw111570084341B253
  3. ^ "Is Bush an 'Idiot'?" on YouTube.com

External links

  • MSNBC - Scarborough Country front page
  • Joe Scarborough - MSNBC Blog

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Scarborough Country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (414 words)
Scarborough Country is an opinion/analysis show broadcasted on MSNBC Monday - Thursday at 9 P.M. It is hosted by former congressman (R - Fla.
Frequent on-air contributors to Scarborough Country are Pat Buchanan, Brent Bozell, and Tony Perkins.
Scarborough apologized after learning that it was a comedy skit on the Howard Stern radio show and not an actual Schwarzenegger interview.
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