Verdict with Dan Abrams

Verdict with Dan Abrams is an American newscast on MSNBC, hosted by former MSNBC general manager Dan Abrams. It aired Monday-Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Verdict with Dan Abrams
Directed byRob Katko
Presented byDan Abrams
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationsSecaucus, New Jersey (July 2 – October 19, 2007)
New York City at 30 Rockfeller Plaza
(October 22, 2007 – August 21, 2008)
Running time60 minutes
Original networkMSNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJuly 2, 2007 (2007-07-02) –
August 21, 2008 (2008-08-21)
Preceded byScarborough Country
Followed byThe Rachel Maddow Show
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The program initially was a replacement for Scarborough Country after Joe Scarborough, the program's host, was moved to host a morning show for the network, titled Morning Joe, along with Mika Brzezinski and John Ridley (later replaced by Willie Geist). The program under its final title began on March 17, 2008. Prior to Monday March 17, 2008, the show was known as Live with Dan Abrams.

On August 19, 2008, Keith Olbermann, also an anchor on MSNBC, reported on his show that radio and television personality Rachel Maddow would have her own new show which will be aired during this time slot beginning on September 8, 2008. This move by MSNBC ended the more-than-one-year-long run of Verdict with Dan Abrams.

Program segmentsEdit

Verdict featured new segments and a new style of delivering the news. Segments included "Beat the Press," "Why America Hates Washington," and "Winners and Losers." The show also had added a segment read at the end with e-mails entitled the "P.O.'d Box."

Preceded by
Scarborough Country
MSNBC primetime show 2007-2008
9:00PM –10:00 PM
Succeeded by
The Rachel Maddow Show