Lawrence was not on his show the night before the government shutdown. Alex Wagner filled in for him. Is he already distancing himself from his obligation to be there? It seems like a funny time to be taking a vacation break. He can be abrasive at times and over the top pretentious, as he was the night he interviewed Mr. Weiner, but he is also a source for good, evidenced by the KIND fund he set up to procure desks for needy children in Africa. If he is banished to a week end slot, I hope people will look for him and continue to watch. However, it sounds like he might not be interested.