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The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell is an hour-long weeknight news and political commentary program on MSNBC. The program airs live at 10:00 P.M. Eastern Time Monday-Thursday, and is hosted by Lawrence O'Donnell.[1] O'Donnell is described by MSNBC as "providing the last word on the biggest issues and most compelling stories of the day."[2][3]

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
GenreEditorial News Program
Presented byLawrence O'Donnell
Country of originUnited States
Production location(s)New York City, New York Universal City, California
Running time60 minutes
Original networkMSNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 27, 2010 (2010-09-27) –
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The show originally premiered in the 10pm slot Monday-Thursday on September 27, 2010, with the first episode featuring Vice President Joe Biden[4] and Countdown host Keith Olbermann. The show was moved to the 8pm slot in January 2011 when Olbermann's show was canceled. Last Word returned to its original 10pm slot in October 2011.[5]

Guest hosts for the series include Ezra Klein, Steve Kornacki and Ari Melber.

Notable guestsEdit


  1. ^ Schwartz, Carly (2011-01-21). "Final Countdown: Keith Olbermann And MSNBC Announce They Are Parting Ways (VIDEO)". Huffington Post.
  2. ^ Gellman, Lindsay (2010-07-31). "'Last Word': Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC Show Gets Name". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  3. ^ Stelter, Brian (June 15, 2010). "Lawrence O'Donnell Gets His Own MSNBC Show". New York Times. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  4. ^ O'Donnell, Lawrence (2010-09-23). "'Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on Premiere". Twitter. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  5. ^ "MSNBC changes primetime lineup". 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
  6. ^ a b O'Donnell, Lawrence (2010-09-28). "'Charlie Crist and Levi Johnston to appear on tonight's show". Twitter. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  7. ^ a b O'Donnell, Lawrence (2010-10-04). "Michael Steele and Howard Dean both join us tomorrow night". Twitter. Retrieved 2010-10-05.

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Preceded by
The Rachel Maddow Show
MSNBC Weekday Lineup
10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (ET)
Succeeded by
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams