MSNBC Cancels War


MSNBC pulled the plug on Lester Holt's 11 p.m. weekday America at War
on Friday.

It's running a repeat of The News With Brian Williams in its

It's not the only taped show in that time slot: CNN recently replaced Jeff
Greenfield at Large
with a Crossfire repeat; Fox News Channel replays
The O'Reilly Factor at 11 p.m.

None of the big three news nets has a live 11 p.m. show competing with local
broadcast newscasts.

Looks like cost controls are back in place at the all-news nets, which went
way over budget to in the weeks following Sept. 11.