FILE - In this June 26, 2011 file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton arrives at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Whether MSNBC will hire Sharpton despite questions about his booster role for the cable channel's parent company is undecided. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, that Sharpton is doing a good job as a guest host for the 6 p.m. ET hour, the lead-in to MSNBC's primetime lineup that includes Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow. But a decision about hiring Sharpton has yet to be made, Griffin told a meeting of the Television Critics Association. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)