Up With Chris Hayes

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Washington D.C. editor of the Nation and frequent substitute for Rachael Maddow, Chris Hayes, finally has his own show. UP with Chris Hayes airs Saturday's at 7 AM ET and Sunday's at 8 AM (that's 4 AM and 5 AM here on the west coast). Yes, it's an insanely early time to get up just to catch a news program. But as Hayes stated last Saturday, "That's why those corporate conglomerates made DVR." If you checked out his show last week you know it's well worth recording or watching online at a more reasonable hour. Hayes, although more lighthearted than he's seemed in the past, appears to have no intentions of making this a morning show. Hayes stated that he wanted to Call the show Up not only as a reference to its air time, but as a sentiment he hopes to present in what many feel is a dark time for the nation. The show's format is to present a rotating panel of savvy guests who deliberate current issues often shrugged by the media. Hayes says he got the idea from shows such as NPR's, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. Last week Hayes covered Occupy Wall Street, took a closer look at the mortgage crisis and the people being foreclosed upon at an increasing rate, and explained how the European crisis could impact the US market if Germany refuses to comply with past economic promises made to the European Union.

Here's last Saturday's episode:

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We wish him the best of luck and hope that in a short while he'll be getting more people up than Bob Dole.