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Eric Greenberg

Producer, "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams"

Brooklyn, NY

Eric Greenberg

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Democrats and Republicans Take Fight to the Baseball Field

For one night every summer, Rep. Cedric Richmond is the most powerful man in Congress. On Thursday, following one of the most bitter party clashes ever witnessed on the House floor, the right-handed Louisiana lawmaker will try to lead his Democratic colleagues to their eighth consecutive win over Republicans in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park.
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'Elvis & Nixon' film explores bizarre White House meeting

There’s a protocol involved in requesting a meeting with the President of the United States — one that for even the highest of dignitaries can take months if not years. But when you’re the King of Rock and Roll and the fence in front of your house is grander than his, you’re not necessarily one for formalities.
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Dem debate puts Brooklyn on the political map

When Brooklyn lost the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Philadelphia last February, it was a blow to those hoping to add “political hotspot” to the borough’s growing resume.
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New trading card set highlights future political stars

In 1987, Topps introduced a flashy new feature to its annual baseball card set – six individual “Future Stars” cards anointing the most promising young ballplayers of tomorrow. Three decades later, another trading card brand hopes to be an even better prognosticator of political greatness. “Future Stars 2020,” as wishfully prophetic as its baseball predecessor, is a sub series of the new Decision 2016 trading card set, which features the candidates, influencers and events of this year’s Presidential election.
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Political junkies look for value in campaign memorabilia

Somewhere deep in the home of consumer advocate Ralph Nader, you might be able to dig up a few boxes of leftover pins from his 2008 presidential campaign. “I hope someday there’ll be a collectors market,” the five-time candidate told MSNBC. In fact, in the midst of one of the most intriguing primary campaigns in recent memory, a market for historic campaign memorabilia not only exists, but is booming.
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1950s movie co-star remembers Nancy Reagan

The title of the 1950 thriller “Shadow of the Wall” refers to the mysterious image of a murderess caught in the act by her victim’s step-daughter. Traumatized by what she witnessed, the young girl — played by child actress Gigi Perreau — is sent to a psychiatrist to help her come to terms with the horror she witnessed and in an attempt to extract enough information from her to solve the crime.
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Hollywood screenwriters compare primary to campaign comedies

Political leanings aside, there are few who would dispute that the current presidential election cycle is one of the most unusual and unpredictable in American history. It’s the primary that you couldn’t make up if you tried. Or could you? MSNBC put the question to two Hollywood screenwriters: Jeremy Pikser, co-writer of the 1998 political comedy “Bulworth,” and Chris Henchy, co-writer of the 2012 comedy “The Campaign.”.
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Hillary Clinton seeks repeat in American Samoa on Super Tuesday

As voters head to the polls for tomorrow’s all important Super Tuesday state primaries, Democrats in American Samoa will caucus in the first of five contests to be held in the United States territories. Residents of the South Pacific island chain, as with those in Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands, are not eligible to vote in the November general election but do have a say in selecting their party’s nominee.
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Long-shot candidates look beyond New Hampshire

Presidential candidate Vermin Supreme isn’t asking for much: a free pony for all Americans, mandatory tooth brushing laws, time travel research and something about zombies. When MSNBC spoke with the satirical politician prior to last Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, he also added that “Vermin Supreme must be stopped at all costs.”.
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'It's a Wonderful Life' Actress Reflects on Iconic Film

She's one of the last surviving cast members of the 1946 holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life." But it wasn't until the 1980's, when the long forgotten film was resurrected for television audiences, that former child actress Karolyn Grimes finally watched it to see what all the fuss was about. Nearly 70 years later - Grimes, who played the role of George Bailey's daughter Zuzu, talked with MSNBC about the iconic film that was once "just another movie."
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Judge Reinhold: The funniest man on Earth

Known for his iconic roles in films like Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Judge Reinhold has nothing left to prove when it comes to comedy. But 30 years after nailing his breakout role as Brad Hamilton, the actor seems to be as energetic as ever. Reinhold and his wife are expecting their first child in January, he's hell-bent on helping our returning veterans, and he's extremely passionate about his new producing project – the hilarious and fascinating real life story of Bigfoot hoax artist Ray Wallace.
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Adam Carolla does it his way

Adam Carolla just may be one of the most interesting people in entertainment. A carpenter and boxing instructor turned comedian, Carolla lost his popular syndicated radio show in 2009 due to a station format change. But instead of packing it in, the former The Man Show and Loveline co-host took a shot at podcasting -- and ended up revolutionizing the medium.
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About

Eric Greenberg

I'm a producer at MSNBC on "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams." I previously worked with Steve Kornacki's political unit. I've also spent time at ABC News, CNBC and Court TV. And a long time ago, I was a lowly production assistant on "The Sopranos."

I write about the lighter side of politics and pop culture, primarily at MSNBC.com.

Hear me on Hugh Hewitt's "On Background" Podcast:
http://www.hughhewitt.com/background-eric-greenberg-nbc-news-11th-hour/

Notable Awards:
Fitbit Cleats Badge (40,000 Steps)
3rd Place, Pinewood Derby (Pack 36)
Waiter of the Year (Camp Cedar)