The excitement of a presidential election and multiple public tragedies shaped the year at msnbc. From Mitt Romney's comments on the 47% in America, to hosts Chris Matthews and Lawrence O'Donnell using their platforms to call out race-baiting and cowardice, the most viewed videos dealt with the stories that spoke to viewers' progressive values.
Host Melissa Harris Perry's passion for social justice turned her segment on the misconceptions of welfare into a spirited defense of the social safety net. For some conservative guests, including Rev. Franklin Graham and Newt Gingrich, their appearances set off controversy.
Click through our list of the most viewed moments and see if your favorite made the cut.