By BRIAN STELTER
The hosts of several progressive talk shows hastened to remind fans on Friday that although the brand-name network Air America had abruptly folded, their shows were still on the air.
Air America, which struggled to stay afloat for six years as a network of syndicated talk shows, shut down on Thursday afternoon.
Although it lacked a substantial audience, Air America aided the careers of several progressive media personalities, most notably Rachel Maddow, who now anchors a prime-time program on the cable news channel MSNBC. Air America replayed her TV show for an hour a day.
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