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12/13/2013 10:56 am ET Updated Dec 13, 2013

Patrick Murphy To Host MSNBC's 'Taking The Hill'

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Patrick Murphy, a former congressman and Iraq war veteran, will host a second installment of "Taking the Hill" on MSNBC, Stars and Stripes reported on Thursday.

The program, described by MSNBC as "a conversation about veterans issues" and "postwar lives," first aired last month. Murphy, a former representative from Pennsylvania and first Iraq war veteran to hold a position in Congress, also hosted that episode.

The next episode will air Sunday, December 15 at 1 p.m. EST. MSNBC has made no public mention of broadcasts beyond this Sunday, though it has committed to airing 12 documentaries from the Wounded Warrior Project.

The announcement of the latest installment of "Taking the Hill" follows a major shakeup at MSNBC, headed by the departure of both Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir from the network in just the last month alone. Bashir announced his resignation earlier in December after weeks of controversy surrounding inappropriate comments he made on-air about Sarah Palin. In November, Baldwin's show "Up Late" was canceled following alleged anti-gay comments that got him suspended from the network.

Note: an earlier version of this post quoted from an MSNBC press release which said Murphy's show was the "first" to be anchored by a veteran. There have, of course, been many veterans who have hosted programs in the past.

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