An article on The Daily Beast today profiles Rev. Al Sharpton, saying that his MSNBC show has "become a force to be reckoned with."
Here's an excerpt from the article - you can read the whole thing at The Daily Beast:
Today, Sharpton appears to have successfully silenced his critics in a 12-month span that’s seen his show, Politics Nation, wield tremendous influence on major news stories such as the death of Trayvon Martin and, more recently, the re-election of President Barack Obama.
“I knew the show would be successful,” Sharpton told The Daily Beast. “But I wasn’t sure how much reach it would have in terms of calling people to act. I couldn’t tell that early on.”
With a background steeped in the black church and a history filled with community activism, the man who started preaching at age four quickly proved he was uniquely qualified to offer political perspective in the age of the first African-American president.