Slate is saddened to learn that MSNBC plans to cancel Alan Keyes Is Making Sense, the nightly news chat show in which a fire-and-brimstone harangue artist plays the role of a political Mr. Rogers. The part of the show we'll miss most is its title, which conveys surprise that anything rational might come out of the host's mouth. Fortunately, it turns out that all three cable news channels are changing their lineups to embrace this idea of counter-reality marketing. Here's what you can look forward to in the months ahead.
|8 p.m.||9 p.m.||10 p.m.|
|CNN||Paul Begala Is Off Message!||Hardball With Larry King||Thinking It Through With Pat Buchanan|
|MSNBC||Finishing the Sentence With Chris Matthews||Brian Williams Is|
|Phil Donahue is on Television!|
|FOX||The O'Reilly Fact Check||Ollie North Is Telling the Truth||Hannity & Palatable Alternative|