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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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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

Five ex-police officers indicted for murder

1/26/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, January 26 and reports on former Memphis Police officers who are facing murder charges in the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Plus, President Biden fires back at Republicans, as some GOP lawmakers threaten to use the debt ceiling to impose spending cuts on Medicare and Social Security. Marq Claxton, Alencia Johnson, Chai Komanduri, and John Flannery join.

Duration:00:41:14

GOP "eyes" gutting Medicare, social security as some threaten debt default

1/25/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 25 and reports on the debt ceiling fight in Congress, with some in the GOP eyeing cuts to Medicare, social security. Plus, Memphis police under fire with calls for criminal charges in the death of Tyre Nichols who died after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Eugene Robinson, Jason Johnson, Fmr. Sen. Byron Dorgan and Maya Wiley join.

Duration:00:41:04

DOJ presses sedition cases 2 years after widespread outrage

1/24/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 24, and reports on the DOJ’s push to convict three separate sedition trials and Dominion Voting’s legal action against far-right networks. Plus, special appearances from sports journalist Stephen A. Smith and comedian Matt Friend. Neal Katyal also joins.

Duration:00:41:16

Oath Keepers convicted as Proud Boys stand trial for Jan. 6

1/23/2023
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, January 23, and reports on the Proud Boys trial, the billion-dollar defamation suit against Fox News, and the latest insurrection conviction. Jim Kavanaugh, Joyce Vance, and Michael Steele join.

Duration:00:47:27

Counter-protests at anti-abortion rally in D.C.

1/20/2023
Melissa Murray hosts “The Beat” on Friday, January 20, and reports on counter-protests at an anti-abortion rally in D.C., GOP chaos, and Donald Trump’s latest legal woe. Plus, Murray reports on Wisconsin Republicans caught celebrating voter suppression. Cecile Richards, Jen Psaki, Howard Dean, Joyce Vance, Steven Mazie, and Senator Latonya Johnson join.

Duration:00:42:25

Legal earthquake rocks Fox News empire

1/19/2023
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat" on Thursday, January 19, and reports on Rupert Murdoch’s deposition in Dominion Voting's $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News. Plus, Melber reports on gerrymandering in Michigan. David Corn, Michael Moore, and Betsy Coffia join.

Duration:00:41:28

McCarthy rewards MAGA extremists with new prizes; "Beat" 5 year highlights

1/18/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 18 and reports on Speaker McCarthy rewarding MAGA extremists in the House with committee assignments. Plus, looking back at some of the highlights from the past five years of "The Beat" featuring politics and music guests. James Carville and Joan Walsh join.

Duration:00:41:03

Special report: Feared from warzones to Congress, Counsel Jack Smith leads Trump probe

1/17/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 17 and reports on the New Mexico Republican arrested for allegedly targeting Democratic lawmakers in a string of shootings. Plus, a special report on Special Counsel Jack Smith's long career from prosecuting war crimes to now leading probes of Trump. Andrew Weissmann and Michael Steele join.

Duration:00:42:37

MLK Day: Biden touts MLK's legacy and voting rights push

1/16/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 16 and reports on the legacy of Martin King Luther Jr. Day, with President Biden marking MLK's legacy. Plus, special reporting on the leading causes of deaths for police in the line of duty with special guests Marcia Ferranto of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and retired NYPD detective Marq Claxton. Michael Schmidt, Maya Wiley and David Folkenflik join.

Duration:00:43:00

After Trump tried to corrupt DOJ, Garland appoints Trump vet as special counsel

1/13/2023
MSNBC anchor Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 13 and reports on AG Garland appointing Trump vet Robert Hur as special counsel overseeing the Biden classified documents probe, a move some have lambasted as motivated by optics. Plus, Ransom and Elie Mystal join for Fallback Friday! David Kelley and Alencia Johnson join.

Duration:00:43:17

A.G. Garland roils D.C. with surprise announcement

1/12/2023
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, January 12 and reports on Attorney General Garland appointing a special counsel to oversee the investigation of classified documents found in President Biden’s old office and home. Plus, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy defends George Santos’s epic lies. Emily Bazelon, Karen Loeffler, Howard Dean, and Barbara Boxer join.

Duration:00:40:41

House GOP struggles in pivot to governing; More classified docs found in Biden office

1/11/2023
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, January 11 and reports on House GOP chaos amid Speaker McCarthy's first week, the discovery of more classified documents in a Biden office, and new evidence from the Jan. 6 committee that could inform Special Counsel Jack Smith's probe of Trump. Libby Casey, Katty Kay and Joyce Vance join, plus acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe.

Duration:00:43:20

McCarthy's bargain: Secret rules with MAGA fringe for speakership

1/10/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 10 and reports on the "shadow rules" now governing the House GOP. Plus, President Biden answers questions on classified documents found in an office used while he was Vice President. Eugene Robinson, Molly Ball and Chai Komanduri join.

Duration:00:49:37

House voting on GOP rules to weaken speakership

1/9/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 9 and reports on the House holding its first vote with new Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the Fulton County election probe grand jury completing its work, and Brazil's insurrection. Former RNC chair Michael Steele and former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance join.

Duration:00:43:08

Two years out from insurrection, Ari Melber reads from his Jan 6 Report foreword

1/9/2023
In this exclusive podcast extra, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reads more from his special foreword to the January 6 report on the coup conspiracy. Plus, on the two year mark after January 6, two "Beat" segments on the insurrection and the House GOP chaos of Kevin McCarthy's speaker fight.

Duration:00:48:14

McCarthy "humiliated" as he limps into fourth day of speaker losses

1/6/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" as Kevin McCarthy loses 13 straight votes for speaker and limps into a fourth day of voting. Plus, marking 2 years since the January 6 insurrection. Rep. Byron Donalds joins, as well as Rusty Bowers.

Duration:00:41:16

McCarthy loses 10th speaker vote

1/5/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday January 5 and reports on Kevin McCarthy's losing streak hitting a third day in the House and the lessons of John Boehner's fight for the speakership. Mark Leibovich, Libby Casey and Michael Moore join.

Duration:00:55:26

House still without Speaker after 6 votes

1/4/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 4 and reports on the second day of a parliamentary debacle, as the House still lacks a Speaker after 6 votes. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy failing to cinch a majority as hardliners refuse to support him. Former Rep. David Jolly, fmr. DNC Chair Howard Dean, The Atlantic's David Frum and Time Magazine's Molly Ball join.

Duration:00:38:29

McCarthy loses historic three Speaker votes

1/3/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 3 and reports on Rep. Kevin McCarthy losing three votes for Speaker of the House, with GOP hardliners breaking with their party to vote against him. Brendan Buck, former aide to Republican Speakers Paul Ryan and John Boehner joins, along with Democratic strategists Chai Komanduri and James Carville.

Duration:00:43:25

Dem leader Hakeem Jeffries on new strategy in House

1/3/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 2 and reports on the eve of a new Congress as Democrats seek a new strategy in the House and the GOP faces fallout over incoming Rep. George Santos. Democratic caucus leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries joins, as well as fmr. acting US Solicitor General Neal Katyal.

Duration:00:41:19