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The Beat with Ari Melber

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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night.

Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night.

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NY

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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night.

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English


Episodes

Under fire, Barr stands by helping convicted Trump aide while criticizing tweets

2/13/2020
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber host "The Beat" Attorney General Bill Barr admits Trump makes his job harder by tweeting, but still stands by helping convicted Trump aide, Roger Stone.

Duration:00:46:43

President Trump hails DOJ for trying to cut Roger Stone's prison term

2/12/2020
MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" covering breaking news of Trump's DOJ working to lessen the sentence of convicted aide Roger Stone.

Duration:00:46:34

Sanders, Buttigieg top latest poll on New Hampshire Primary eve

2/10/2020
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" live from New Hampshire, on the eve of the first primary.

Duration:00:46:49

Ross Matthews on Buttigieg after Iowa and if America is ready for a gay president

2/9/2020
TV host and “Tonight Show” Alum Ross Mathews and NBC’s Cynthia McFadden join MSNBC’s Ari Melber, for a special 2020 edition of Fallback, an irreverent segment on the news show “The Beat with Ari Melber.” Mathews and McFadden discuss the fallout from Iowa and Pete Buttigieg’s historic presidential run.

Duration:00:15:13

Sanders and Buttigieg tied for lead in latest NBC News/Marist poll

2/7/2020
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" live in New Hampshire, days before the pivotal Primary. A new NBC / Marist poll shows Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg surging with Elizabeth Warren in third and Joe Biden flagging. The new poll comes as Biden left New Hampshire for a reported "last ditch" meeting in Delaware.

Duration:00:45:52

Bernie Sanders claims Iowa victory while deadlocked with Pete Buttigieg

2/6/2020
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" after Iowa Caucus results leave Sanders and Buttigieg deadlocked ahead of New Hampshire. Melber also presses Bloomberg's 2020 Manager Kevin Sheekey on Bloomberg's controversial "stop and frisk" policing policy.

Duration:00:45:38

Senate verdict: Trump "not guilty"

2/5/2020
MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" after the United States Senate votes to acquit President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Duration:00:47:01

Initial Iowa vote: Buttigieg and Sanders in lead, race wide open

2/4/2020
MSNBC's Ari Melber and Brian Williams host breaking coverage as the initial results of the Iowa Caucus are released.

Duration:00:53:02

Bonus: From Trump's desperation to Drake's 'blackness,' Joe Budden opens up in candid interview

2/2/2020
In this extensive interview, rapper and new media entrepreneur Joe Budden talks to MSNBC’s Ari Melber about music, politics, race, the danger of secrets and the power of therapy and personal growth. Budden responds to several video clips, ranging from his early days in hip hop to greatest hits from his popular music show “The Joe Budden Podcast.” Melber and Budden also discuss Drake’s musical career, his verse in “Sicko Mode” about Kanye West and other recent comments; Donald Trump’s history...

Duration:00:26:58

The Beat Breakdown: ‘Constitutional madness’: Backlash to ‘King Trump’ claims at Senate trial

1/30/2020
In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the final day of Senate jurors posing their questions to both sides. Melber breaks down the key exchanges – including one with Sen. Collins, why Rep. Adam Schiff got heated, how the Trump defense is distracting from the real question and what happens if the pivotal witness vote is tied. (MSNBC Digital Exclusive.)

Duration:00:08:02

Report: McConnell doesn't have votes to block witnesses

1/28/2020
In this episode of "The Beat," MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key highlights from Trump's defense team, and the latest developments in the fight for witnesses. House Impeachment Manager Jerry Nadler joins Melber, and breaks news as he calls for the latest witnesses.

Duration:00:45:10

INTRODUCING: So You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews

1/27/2020
Lesson one: win Iowa. An astounding number of Democrats and Republicans won their party's nomination after winning first in the Iowa caucuses—but America's first battleground hasn't always been a priority for campaigns. Jimmy Carter was the first to realize that a win there could propel a candidate into the national spotlight. Chris Matthews examines Carter's approach to the 1972 campaign with Gerry Rafshoon, who handled political advertising for the candidate, and veteran journalist Judy...

Duration:00:33:01

The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial | Ari Melber breaks down the impeachment trial and interviews top GOP lawmaker

1/26/2020
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments from the impeachment trial, and is joined by Republican Congressmen Mark Meadows.

Duration:00:26:49

'Toxic mess': Clash at impeachment trial over what Trump knew

1/24/2020
In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports the key moments from the Democrats case against Trump, including showing key evidence that aligns with Rep. Adam Schiff’s dramatic closing. Melber also shows how Democrats are arguing Trump obstructed Congress, and the limits of a new Trump defense from Sen. Graham that carries echoes of the sitcom “Seinfeld.”

Duration:00:08:39

'Truth Hurts': Dems try shaming Trump's jurors in Senate trial showdown

1/23/2020
In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, the second day of opening arguments from the prosecution, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments, escalating tensions and one Democratic Senator’s challenge to her colleagues, which overlaps with Lizzo’s 2019 hit. (MSNBC Digital Exclusive.)

Duration:00:07:12

'Danger,' 'Despot,' 'Liars': See Trump Trial Opening Argument By Dem Prosecutors

1/23/2020
In this report on Wednesday, the third day of Trump’s impeachment trial and the first day of the substantive opening arguments, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments. Melber analyzes the high stakes debate over witnesses and shows the top clips of prosecutors making their opening case to convict by presenting evidence the President abused power. Melber notes the importance of this “new and substantive stage” of the trial and why some senate jurors may not...

Duration:00:08:56

Facing trial tomorrow, Trump tries new defense

1/20/2020
On the eve of President Trump's judgement day, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts "The Beat," previewing the trial and the newly released rules by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Duration:00:46:21

Trump goes on trail for 'high crimes' this week

1/19/2020
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent hosts "Trump on Trial," a Sunday night special digging into the looming impeachment trial of President Trump.

Duration:00:47:13

Trump served summons for impeachment trial

1/17/2020
MSNBC Cheif Legal Correspondent Ari Melber interviews Alan Dershowitz on the day he was named as a new member of Pres. Trump’s impeachment defense team.

Duration:00:45:24

Senate jurors sworn in as Trump braces for trial

1/16/2020
The Senate jurors for President Trump’s impeachment trial are officially sworn in by Chief Justice Roberts, taking an oath to do “impartial justice,” marking the beginning of the third impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber analyzes the historical context of the monumental ceremony and a trial that “shows the system of checks and balances,” as President Trump prepares be judged for his alleged “high crimes.”

Duration:00:46:30