Thanks oakville1969!! You're in Ontario, am I correct? (As I'm sure I already said, I'm in Vancouver). Do you too get asked why you don't watch the CBC instead? I do...but I like msnbc :) The PVR is a lifesaver... Agreed, you can't sit and WATCH MJ all the way through, it would take way too long. I have to be doing something else at the same time.
Well, since you brought up Savannah Guthrie I have to say something in regards to MJ...I know you guys will understand! *sigh* I started watching The Daily Rundown after I'd already been watching Morning Joe for a year or so. After three hours of obnoxious fighting, Chuck and Savannah were like a breath of fresh air!! They always seemed so happy and eager, they were always smiling. They were radiantly egalitarian; they took turns speaking, they finished each others' sentences, they were always so harmonious... They always said "we", "us" and "our", they were clearly a team, and they appeared to GENUINELY like and respect each other!! They would joke and tease but they never put each other down. They were just so freakin' DIFFERENT than Joe and Mika. I like MJ for what it is, but Chuck and Savannah just seemed like such lovely people when they'd come on afterwards :) So...I was very sad when they broke them up when Savannah went to the Today show. I'm not a Today show fan but I wish her the best, of course!! ...still, I definitely missed her and Chuck being on after Joe and Mika!! (also: I'll never understand why they didn't get Norah O'Donnell to take Savannah's place...no wonder they lost her to CBS, she was so underused.)
Sorry for the rant... As for the rumor, I don't know. Savannah is awesome IMHO but she might seem kind of new to head such a long-running show...?
Yes, I live in Oakville Ontario. The CBC morning show is boring , but we do have City TV which does a good job with local news & weather.
Morning Joe has great guests & an ecletic panel. Norah O Donnell or Savannah Guthrie would make excellent foils for Joe but I think he doesn't want anyone to challenge his rants.