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MSNBC axes The Abrams Report

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MSNBC is axing correspondent Dan Abrams' legal news show, and the network relegated the
boyish anchor to daytime hosting duties.

The Abrams Report, which aired at 5 p.m., had been pre-empted by war
coverage and will not return, an MSNBC spokesman said.

MSNBC has been enjoying big ratings gains from its war coverage.

For the week of April 7 through 11, the network grabbed a 1.5 prime-time average, up from a typical 0.4 before the war.

Fox News Channel, which turned in a 3.8 average, and Cable News Network, with a 2.6, were still
comfortably out in front.

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