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Forum staff reports, Published November 14 2012

Ed Schultz denies reports of MSNBC replacing him

FARGO – Former Fargo radio and TV personality Ed Schultz slapped down speculation this week that MSNBC may replace him in its weekday lineup, according to media reports.

The New York Times reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources, that MSNBC was considering replacing “The Ed Show” in the left-leaning cable news station’s 7 p.m. weekday time slot, opting instead for a show hosted by Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein.

MSNBC denied there prime-time programming changes in the works, TVNewser reported.

On his radio show Tuesday, according to the Huffington Post, Schultz said he has “overperformed” in his time slot and said called the suggestion otherwise “media garbage.”

Schultz, who lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn., is a one-time TV sportscaster in Fargo before moved on to radio talk in the region and then his nationally syndicated political radio show.

He’s had a daily show on MSNBC since 2009.