MSNBC‘s Morning Joe and Way Too Early were interrupted on Tuesday due to apparent technical problems.
“Alright, thanks for bearing with us everybody. It is Tuesday December 12th. Getting started a little bit late this morning,” host Mika Brzezinski told viewers at about 6:11 a.m. ET.
The problems started in the 5 a.m. hour during Way Too Early, and anchor Jonathan Lemiere posted on X Twitter at 5:32 a.m. ET, “To those looking for Way Too Early this morning — we are experiencing technical difficulties. Our apologies.” As the show ended, Lemiere posted again, “Stay with us at MSNBC, we hope to be broadcasting live again soon. Thank you for your patience.”
When Morning Joe started at 6 a.m. ET, the screen featured a shot of the Capitol and The Who’s Teenage Wasteland playing, according to Mediaite. Commercials and promotions aired, then a re-airing of Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell appeared for a bit, Mediaite reported.
An MSNBC spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.
Such extended technical problems are rare, but they do happen.