Martin Bashir’s MSNBC Show Gets a Premiere Date

Former ‘Nightline’ anchor steps in to fill the post-Olbermann void at the cable news network

Last Updated: February 19, 2011 @ 9:31 AM

After much delay, former "Nightline" anchor Martin Bashir will begin his new MSNBC show on Feb. 28.

The show will run at 3 p.m. ET, pushing anchor Thomas Roberts' "MSNBC Live" to 11 a.m. ET.

The addition of Bashir adds another high-profile name to the MSNBC lineup since the abrupt departure of "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann.

MSNBC announced Bashir's hiring last July. The British-born Bashir worked for the BBC prior to anchoring ABC's "Nightline."

He is perhaps best known for the controversial 2003 interview special "Living With Michael Jackson," which sparked an investigation into the pop singer's relationship with minors at his Neverland Ranch.