- Tucker Carlson
name = Tucker Carlson
caption = Tucker Carlson during a special edition of MSNBC's "Tucker" in
Manchester, New Hampshire(2008)
birth_date = Birth date and age|1969|5|16|mf=y
San Francisco, CA, U.S.
News Anchor, Commentator, Pundit, and Columnist
spouse = Susan Andrews
children = Lillie, Hope, Dorothy, and Buckley II
website = [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8063292/ >Tucker]
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born
May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and commentator who formerly co-hosted CNN's "Crossfire" and MSNBC's "Tucker". Currently, Carlson is listed as MSNBC's Senior Campaign Correspondent, [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8063611/ Tucker Carlson - Meet the faces of MSNBC - MSNBC.com ] ] and appeared regularly on " Verdict with Dan Abrams" as a panelist in political discussions.
Family and education
Tucker Carlson is one of the sons of
Richard Warner Carlson, who is best known for establishing the Irving Lewis Liebowitz defense fund, better known as Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff Lewis Scooter Libbydefense fund. Richard Carlson has also been: a member of the Project for a New American Century and the PNAC offshoot Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a former banker, a Los Angeleslocal news anchor, U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles, director of the U.S. Information Agency, and president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Tucker Carlson's mother is the former Patricia Caroline Swanson. She is an heir to the Swanson'sfood fortune. He has one sibling, Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson. Carlson's maternal grandmother, Roberta Fulbright Swanson, was a sister of U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright. [David Harris, "Swanson Saga: End of a Dream", The New York Times, 9 September 1979]
He is married to
Susan Andrews, with whom he has four children: Lillie, Hope, Dorothy, and Buckley.
Carlson began his
journalismcareer as a member of the editorial staff of " Policy Review", a national conservativejournal then published by the Heritage Foundation(and since acquired by the Hoover Institution). He later worked as a reporter at the regionally influential " Arkansas Democrat-Gazette" newspaper in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Carlson most recently served as host of the MSNBC program "Tucker", which was canceled on March 10, 2008. Carlson joined MSNBC in February 2005 from CNN, where he was the youngest anchor in the history of the network. While with CNN, he hosted a number of shows and specials, including the network’s political debate program, "Crossfire". During the same period, Carlson also hosted a weekly public affairs program on PBS, "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered". As a magazine and newspaper journalist, Carlson has reported from around the world, most recently from
Iraqand Lebanon. He has been a columnist for "New York" and " Reader's Digest". He currently writes for "Esquire", " The Weekly Standard", " The New Republic" and " The New York TimesMagazine" and The Daily Beast, the curated news aggregation plus original reporting and opinion site headed by Tina Brown. [Carlson, Tucker ( 2008- 10-06) [http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/author/tucker-carlson "When exactly did John McCain become Mad Max?"] , The Daily Beast.com. Retrieved on 2008- 10-06]
Autobiography discusses false rape allegation
In 2003, Carlson authored an autobiography, "Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News", about his television news experiences. One of the book's revelations was Carlson's description of how he was falsely accused of raping a woman he did not even know. Carlson wrote in the book that the incident was emotionally traumatic and strengthened his belief in the presumption of innocence, particularly on allegations of a sexual nature.
National television career
CNN and PBS shows
Prior to hosting "Tucker" on MSNBC, Carlson got his television start in 2000 as co-host of "The Spin Room" opposite
Bill Press. He later was appointed co-host of "Crossfire", where he represented the political right. He also previously hosted PBS's "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered" from 2004 to 2005.
2004 confrontation with Comedy Central's Jon Stewart
One of Carlson's most memorable appearances on "Crossfire" was his heated exchange with
Jon Stewart, host of " The Daily Show," prior to the 2004 presidential election. Stewart criticized the format of shows like "Crossfire," calling Carlson and co-host Paul Begala"partisan hacks," and asked them to "stop hurting America."
Carlson countered by criticizing Stewart's July 2004 interview with then U.S. Presidential candidate
John Kerry. He accused Stewart of "sniffing Kerry's throne" and "not asking tough questions." Stewart replied "I didn't realize that [...] the news organizations look to Comedy Centralfor their cues on integrity." After Carlson told Stewart "I think you're more fun on your show," Stewart replied by saying: "You know what's interesting though? You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show." [http://www.ifilm.com/video/2652831 Jon Stewart on Crossfire - Viral Videos - SPIKE Powered By IFILM ] ]
After their televised confrontation, Carlson recalls, Stewart "stayed at CNN several hours after the show to discuss the issues that he raised on the air." "He (Stewart) needed to do this," Carlson said. [http://msl1.mit.edu/furdlog/docs/nytimes/2004-10-24_nytimes_damien_cave.pdf]
In January 2005, CNN announced they were ending their relationship with Carlson and would soon cancel "Crossfire" as a direct result of the Stewart interview. [http://politicalhumor.about.com/b/2005/01/07/jon-stewarts-wish-fulfilled-crossfire-to-stop-hurting-america.htm] CNN chief Jonathan Klein told Carlson on January 4, 2005, that the network had decided not to renew his contract. [ [http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/01/05/Arts/tucker050105.html CBC.ca Arts - CNN lets Tucker Carlson go ] ] Carlson, however, claims he had already resigned from CNN and "Crossfire" long before Stewart was booked as a guest, telling host
Patricia Duff: "I resigned from "Crossfire" in April, many months before Jon Stewart came on our show, because I didn't like the partisanship, and I thought in some ways it was kind of a pointless conversation... each side coming out, you know, [raises fists] 'Here's my argument,' and no one listening to anyone else. [CNN] was a frustrating place to work." [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8607737266932832438&q=tucker+carlson&hl=en]
Carlson's early evening show, "Tucker", premiered June 13, 2005 on
MSNBC. The show lasted less than three seasons, the network announced its cancellation due to low ratings on March 10, 2008. [" New York Times" article: [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/business/media/10cnd-tucker.html?_r=1&oref=slogin MSNBC Cancels Tucker Carlson Show] The final episode aired on March 14, 2008.
Carlson had also hosted a late afternoon weekday wrap-up for MSNBC during the
2006 Winter Olympics, during which he attempted to 'learn' how to play various Olympic sports. In July 2006, he reported live for "Tucker" from Haifa, Israel, during the 2006 Lebanon Warbetween Israel and Hezbollahin southern Lebanon. While in the Middle East, he also hosted "MSNBC Special Report: Mideast Crisis."
Carlson has stated that while he votes, and cares deeply about conservative ideas, he does not care about the success or failure of any political party. In addition, his definitions of conservative views often conflict with the mainstream opinion.
Carlson has stated that U.S. President
George W. Bushis not a true conservative. Despite his general reputation as a political conservative, this and other views have been interpreted as partisan ambivalence by some Republican political figures and movement conservatives. [ [http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/people/tuckercarlson Tucker Carlson - Media Matters ] ]
In an August 27, 2004 "Washington Post" interview, Carlson expressed his "displeasure with Bush." "Why do so many anti-war liberals give Kerry a pass when he adopts the Bush view on Iraq, as he has? The amount of team-playing on the left depresses me." [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39712-2004Aug27.html Republican Convention: Tucker Carlson (washingtonpost.com) ] ] Carlson did not vote in the 2004 election, citing his disgust with the Iraq war and his disillusionment with the once small-government Republican party.
"I don't know what you consider conservative," Carlson said, "but I'm not much of a liberal, at least as the word is currently defined. For instance, I'm utterly opposed to
abortion, which I think is horrible and cruel. I think affirmative actionis wrong. I'd like to slow immigrationpretty dramatically. I hate all nanny stateregulations, such as seat belt lawsand smoking bans. I'm not for big government. I think the U.S. ought to hesitate before intervening abroad. I think these are conservative impulses. So by my criteria, Bush isn't much of a conservative."
Conservative Republicans have accused Carlson of not being sufficiently conservative. This first began following Carlson's public and private endorsement of 2000 Presidential candidate
John McCain. Speaking to Salon.com, Carlson responded: "I liked McCain. And I would have voted for McCain for president happily, not because I agree with his politics; I never took McCain's politics seriously enough even to have strong feelings about them. I don't think McCain has very strong politics. He's interested in ideas almost as little as George W. Bush is. McCain isn't intellectual, and doesn't have a strong ideologyat all. He's wound up sort of as a liberal Republican because he's mad at other Republicans, not because he's a liberal." [http://dir.salon.com/story/books/feature/2003/09/13/carlson/index.html "You burn out fast when you demagogue" - Salon.com ] ]
1999 Bush interview
In 1999, during the 2000 Republican Presidential primary race, Carlson interviewed Bush, then
Governor of Texas, for " Talk magazine." Carlson reported that Bush mocked soon-to-be-executed Texas death row inmate Karla Faye Tuckerand "cursed like a sailor." Bush's communications director Karen Hughespublicly disputed this claim.
Asked by Salon about the response to his article on Bush, Carlson characterized it as "very, very hostile. The reaction was: You betrayed us. Well, I was never there as a partisan to begin with. Then I heard that (on the campaign bus, Bush communications director) Karen Hughes accused me of lying. And so I called Karen and asked her why she was saying this, and she had this almost
Orwellianrap that she laid on me about how things she'd heard—that I watched her hear—she in fact had never heard, and she'd never heard Bush use profanity ever. It was insane. I've obviously been lied to a lot by campaign operatives, but the striking thing about the way she lied was she knew I knew she was lying, and she did it anyway. There is no word in English that captures that. It almost crosses over from bravado into mental illness. They get carried away, consultants do, in the heat of the campaign, they're really invested in this. A lot of times they really like the candidate. That's all conventional. But on some level, you think, there's a hint of recognition that there is reality—even if they don't recognize reality exists—there is an objective truth. With Karen you didn't get that sense at all. A lot of people like her. A lot of people I know like her. I'm not one of them."
upporting, then opposing, the U.S. war in Iraq
Carlson initially supported the U.S. war with Iraq during its first year. After a year, he began criticizing the war, telling the "
New York Observer": "I think it’s a total nightmare and disaster, and I’m ashamed that I went against my own instincts in supporting it. It’s something I’ll never do again. Never. I got convinced by a friend of mine who’s smarter than I am, and I shouldn’t have done that. No. I want things to work out, but I’m enraged by it, actually." [ [http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=49632&Disp=14&Trace=on LP: Newly Dovish, Tucker Carlson Goes Public (Tucker Carlson turns against the war) ] ]
Critic of Norquist
Carlson has also been a critic of conservative activist
Grover Norquist, calling him a "mean-spirited, humorless, dishonest little creep...an embarrassing anomaly, the leering, drunken uncle everyone else wishes would stay home... [he] is repulsive, granted, but there aren't nearly enough of him to start a purge trial." [ [http://slate.msn.com/id/3654/entry/23930 Right-Wing Journalism - By Tucker Carlson and David Brock - Slate Magazine ] ] According to "American Politics Journal," Carlson went a step further, characterizing Norquist as a "buffoon commissar who has misplaced his principles to the extent of accepting money to lobbyon behalf of the Marxistgovernment of the Seychelles." [http://www.americanpolitics.com/111197GOPCrimesUPD.html American Politics Journal - Why Grover Norquist Might Go to Jail ] ]
Confrontations between Carlson and Norquist escalated, with Carlson dismissing Norquist's weekly conservative movement meetings as events "where conservative-movement activists, political strategists, Congressional staffers, and conservative journalists who are deemed loyal from rags like "
National Review" and " The Washington Times" gather to hash out the GOP party line." Carlson then wrote a critical profile of Norquist.
In a move rumored by
Beltwayinsiders to have been retaliation for the profile, Norquist tried to convince media mogul Rupert Murdochto abandon financial support for the "Weekly Standard," for which Carlson was a writer. Author David Brockalleged Carlson told him that then-U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrichbecame involved in the feud, and that Carlson's job was endangered. Norquist has since denied using such tactics with Carlson, although he has admitted telephoning Murdoch insider Eric Breindelto discuss "alleged inaccuracies in Carlson's piece."
As MC for the
Campaign for Liberty's Rally for the Republic, Tucker introduced Grover Norquist. [ [http://rally.campaignforliberty.com/schedule/?id=10005&title=Rally%20for%20the%20Republic - Rally for the Republic Schedule] ]
Defending "Rainbow Warrior" mining
Carlson drew criticism from
Greenpeacein July 2005 after stating that he supported the French government's 1985 mining of the Greenpeace ship "Rainbow Warrior" in a New Zealandport to prevent it from interfering with a scheduled nuclear test. Following the mining, the ship sank, resulting in the drowning of a Greenpeace photographer and creating an international scandal. Carlson called the operation "a bold and good thing to do" on his MSNBC show, [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8551916/ 'The Situation with Tucker Carlson' for July 15 - Tucker - MSNBC.com ] ] and said that it was "vandalism," not terrorism, because "it wasn't intended to kill anyone." [ [http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news/fire-tucker-carlson/passacantando-and-carlson-talk Passacantando and Carlson Talk | Greenpeace USA ] ]
Canada, the "retarded cousin"
Carlson has also made
polemicremarks about Canada, describing Canadians as being very "brittle." "Anybody with any ambition at all, or intelligence, has left Canada and is now living in New York," he has said. "Canada is a sweet country. It is like your retarded cousin you see at Thanksgivingand sort of pat him on the head. You know, he's nice but you don't take him seriously. That's Canada." [ [http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Election/2005/12/20/1361065-sun.html edmontonsun.com - Election - Canada called 'retarded cousin' ] ] Carlson later appeared on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "," saying that while he had "nothing against Canada" his description accurately reflected how "a lot of Americans see you."
On "Crossfire", Carlson once stated, "Without the United States, Canada would be Honduras."
On July 24, 2007, Carlson said on his show, "I'm just for marriage generally. I'm for people making a lifelong commitment. Do you know what I mean? I'm not against gay marriage, actually, and I'm the most right-wing person I know." [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19976269/ 'Tucker' for July 24 - Tucker - MSNBC.com ] ] Carlson later went on to say, "I think, marriage has been a great thing for me, and I think it's a really civilizing force, and I think it would be a civilizing force for gay people too."
On May 3, 2007, Carlson interviewed Republican presidential candidate
Ron Pauland acknowledged having voted for Paul in 1988 when he was running as the Libertarian Party presidential candidate. [ [http://allronpaul.blogspot.com/2007/05/msnbc-tucker-carlson-interviews-ron.html All Ron Paul: Transcript: Tucker Carlson interviews Ron Paul on MSNBC before the May 3 debate ] ]
On November 20, 2007, Carlson was seen showing his support at a Ron Paul rally in
On November 26, 2007, it was reported that Carlson lobbied Nevada brothel owner
Dennis Hofto support Paul's candidacy. Explained Carlson, "Dennis Hof is a good friend of mine, so when we got to Nevada, I decided to call him up and see if he wanted to come check this guy out." [ [http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iIRrv90LfBH2XZpNPhCTNFjQMQGwD8T5E71O0] Dead link|date=March 2008]
On September 2, 2008, Carlson participated in Ron Paul's
Campaign for LibertyRally for the Republic in Minneapolis, MN, as the first speaker to introduce the rally and also acted as the MC by introducing nearly every guest speaker.
IRIUS Satellite appearances
Carlson also appears as a regular weekly guest on the "
Bubba the Love Sponge" radio show on SIRIUS Satellite Radioon Howard 101, every Tuesday at either 4:30 p.m. (ET) or 5:00 p.m. (ET). Tucker Carlson appeared on the "Bubba the Love Sponge" show at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Friday August 24,2007. Carlson took a Bubba phrase "Cancel Christmas, Kitchen Closed" to the air in late February 2008 while talking to the Hillary Clinton campaign manager, saying that Hillary was basically out of the race for President.
On April 11, 2006, Carlson—who was known for wearing bow-ties—announced on his MSNBC show that he would no longer be wearing a bow-tie, adding, "I just decided I wanted to give my neck a break. A little change is good once in a while, and I feel better already."Fact|date=March 2008 He now wears neckties on the air. Carlson had previously been mocked for his bow-ties, most famously by Jon Stewart during his appearance on Crossfire, and the matter was often teasingly brought up in many interviews over the years.
"Dancing with the Stars"
On August 14, 2006, the ABC
television networkannounced that Carlson would be a participant in its Fall 2006 "Dancing with the Stars" reality show.
Carlson reportedly took four-hour-a-day
ballroom danceclasses in preparation for the competition, and mourned of "missed classes" during an MSNBC assignment in Lebanon. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/14/AR2006081401091.html Names & Faces ] ] "It's hard for me to remember the moves," he stated. When asked why he accepted ABC's invitation to perform, Carlson responded, "I'm not defending it as the smartest choice, but I think it's the most interesting. I think if you sat back and tried to plan my career, you might not choose this. But my only criterion is the interest level. I want to lead an interesting life." He concluded, "I'm 37. I've got four kids. I have a steady job. I don't do things that I'm not good at very often. I'm psyched to get to do that."
The gambling site BetBet placed Carlson's odds of winning the competition at 15:1. 
Jerry Springerwas ranked as having the longest odds of winning, at 30:1.
Carlson was voted off on September 13. His performance on the previous night was the lowest ranked among the judges; the low score resulted from him spending much of the performance sitting down in a chair. MSNBC's
Keith Olbermann, at the end of his show that night, said of Carlson's performance: "Any dance a man spends part of which in a chair is, by definition, a lap dance!"
At the close of the show Carlson said: “Teaching me (to dance) is like Einstein teaching a slow child math.”
CBS game show
In April 2007, the entertainment publication "Variety" reported that Carlson would host a game show pilot for
CBStitled "Do You Trust Me?". [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117963015.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 Carlson to host CBS gameshow pilot - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety ] ] According to a May 2007 "Variety" article, the show has been picked up for a six episode run [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117965890.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 CBS puts 'Trust' in gameshow - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety ] ] with Carlson as host. It is unknown at this point if CBS plans to actually air the program.
Carlson was ranked 93rd in the 2006 book "
101 People Who Are Really Screwing America" (ISBN 1-56025-875-6), by author Jack Huberman.
On the conservative
Media Research Center-owned blog "Newsbusters", Carlson was called an "MSNBC conservative" explaining that: "Carlson is clearly the kind of conservative MSNBC could love - one who doesn't support the incumbent Republican president and opposes the cornerstone of his foreign policy. It's the same phenomenon that explains Pat Buchanan's ubiquity on MSNBC." [ [http://newsbusters.org/node/7338 MSNBC Conservative: Carlson Didn't Vote For Bush, May Not Support 2008 GOP Candidate | NewsBusters.org ] ]
On air admission
MSNBC Live", on August 28, 2007, Carlson told host Dan Abramsthat as a teenager, he and a friend physically assaulted an apparently homosexualman who reportedly "bothered" Carlson in a public restroom in Georgetown in Washington, D.C.As Carlson explained, "I went back with someone I knew and grabbed the guy by the -- you know, and grabbed him, and...hit him against the stall with his head, actually.... And then the cops came and arrested him." [ [http://mediamatters.org/items/200708290004?f=h_popular Media Matters - MSNBC's Tucker Carlson Recounts Assault ] ] [cite news
A day later, Carlson described the incident in a statement to
Media Matters for America, which had reported on the exchange, writing:
In the mid-1980s, while I was a high school student, a man physically grabbed me in a men's room in Washington, D.C. I yelled, pulled away from him and ran out of the room. Twenty-five minutes later, a friend of mine and I returned to the men's room. The man was still there, presumably waiting to do to someone else what he had done to me. My friend and I seized the man and held him until a security guard arrived.
Several bloggers have characterized this is a sort of gay bashing. That's absurd, and an insult to anybody who has fought back against an unsolicited sexual attack. I wasn't angry with the man because he was gay. I was angry because he assaulted me.
In multiple later airings of the August 28, 2007 episode of "MSNBC Live", Carlson's comments about the 1980s incident were omitted. [ [http://mediamatters.org/items/200708290010 Media Matters - Re-airing Abrams/Carlson segment, MSNBC left out part where Carlson admitted assault ] ] After Carlson justified his behaviors with his second statement, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) expressed outrage and called on Carlson and MSNBC to apologize for "remarks that appear to condone violent assault" against gay people. [ [https://www.glaad.org/action/alerts_detail.php?id=4046 Glaad: Glaad Calls On Tucker Carlson, Msnbc To Apologize For Insensitive Remarks Condoning Violence ] ] [ [http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/news/record/2211.html GLSEN Outraged by MSNBC Host Tucker Carlson's Comments About Assaulting Gay Man ] ]
He stated in August 2006 on MSNBC's "Tucker" that he is an ardent fan of
Grateful Deadand late Grateful Dead guitarist and songwriter Jerry Garcia, and says that he has attended more than 50 of the Grateful Dead's shows. This puts him in the company of fellow conservative pundit Ann Coulter, [ [http://jambands.com/Features/content_2006_06_23.06.phtml Jambands.com | Features | "Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren't":
An Interview with Ann Coulter | 2006-06-23 ] ] liberal actor and activist
Edward Norton, and politico (via " Saturday Night Live") Al Franken, all of whom also profess to being " Deadheads."
Popular culture references
* Carlson and
Chris Matthewsplayed themselves in a fictional edition of " Hardball with Chris Matthews" seen in the " 30 Rock" episode "Hard Ball."
* Carlson made a brief appearance during a dream sequence in an episode of "
King of Queens" as himself.
* Carlson was mentioned in an episode of "
Family Guy" where Peter Griffin, by going back in time, changes the future. In the future, Tucker is inadvertently killed, along with Karl Rove, by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheneyafter Cheney accidentally shoots Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scaliaon a hunting trip. This is a reference to the Dick Cheney hunting incident, in which Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Kenedy County, Texas.
* In an episode of "
Curb Your Enthusiasm", Larry Daviddecides that the bow-tie is a "smart look" and wears one to an anniversary party. While trying to order food, he is unable to hear the waiter since the family at the next table is too loud. Larry tries to get them to quiet down and one of the men at the table sarcastically responds, "I guess we need to listen to Tucker Carlson here" and everyone at the table bursts out laughing at Larry's expense.
* During the "Enema of the State" arc of the comic book series "
Cable & Deadpool", the characters Deadpool, Siryn, and Cannonball end up on an alternate version of earth that has been ravaged by the Four Horsemen. Though his friends are horrified to see the world around them in ruins, Deadpool humorously finds comfort in the knowledge that Carlson is most likely dead.
* [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8063292/ Tucker Carlson's Official Web Site at MSNBC] .
* [http://www.nndb.com/people/765/000027684/ Tucker Carlson profile at NNDB] .
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1227121/ Tucker Carlson profile at IMDB] .
* [http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/people/tuckercarlson Media Matters' page on Tucker Carlson] .
* [http://www.livejournal.com/community/tuckerabuse/ Tucker Carlson Fan Community at LiveJournal.com] .
* [http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/07/09/tucker.shoe/ "Hillary Clinton Has Sweet Revenge"] , CNN, July 9, 2003.
* [http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2652831 Video of Tucker Carlson exchange with Jon Stewart on CNN's "Crossfire"] , 2004.
* [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6902209/ "Tucker Carlson to join MSNBC"] , MSNBC statement, February 2, 2005.
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiMaPDADTIo MSNBC promotional video slot for "Tucker"] .
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