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Sharpton Joins CNBC

6/03/2004 7:13 AM Eastern

CNBC said Thursday that the Rev. Al Sharpton will join its political team of contributors and commentators covering the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Sharpton will contribute to Capital Report, Dennis Miller and McEnroe, as well as other weekend programming on the network.

“Having run for the Democratic nomination, Rev. Sharpton brings to our viewers an insider's perspective on presidential politics,” CNBC vice president and supervisor of political coverage Cheryl Gould said in a prepared statement.

“I think it is important that the American public have a view of what goes on behind the political scenes, as well as hearing a perspective from parts of America that are often not included in political discourse but will be a major factor in determining the results of the election season," Sharpton added.

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