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Dave Roepke, Published April 01 2009

Ed Schultz is going to be a talking head on MSNBC with his own program

FARGO - Fargo talk-show host Ed Schultz, the righty-turned-lefty who hosts a liberal radio show syndicated on more than 100 U.S. stations, will soon have a show on liberal-leaning cable TV network MSNBC.

Schultz announced the move Wednesday night on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” telling the fellow former sportscaster, “It’s great to be on your team. I’ve never been this excited.”

Called “The Ed Show,” the daily one-hour program will air at 5 p.m. CST and begin on Monday.

Schultz snagging a show on MSNBC hardly comes as a surprise. He told The Forum in January that he was leasing studio space in Washington, D.C., to be more accessible to broadcasters and that there was a TV opportunity on the horizon. Rumors of an MSNBC deal were reported by various media outlets in March.

Plus, Schultz took a turn subbing for the host whose time slot he’s overtaking, David Shuster.

Schultz vowed that his TV show will focus on blue-collar issues – “what’s on the kitchen table in America” and “people who take a shower after work.”