[20], In 2008, Maddow was the substitute host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann, her first time hosting a program on MSNBC. She added that, despite repeated invitations over the months, Brown had refused to appear on her TV program. It's the CIA, right? In January 2008, Maddow became an MSNBC political analyst and was a regular panelist on MSNBC's Race for the White House with David Gregory and MSNBC's election coverage[27] as well as a frequent contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. [22] After the WRNX show, she hosted Big Breakfast on WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts, for two years, leaving in 2004 to join the new Air America. Photo Credits: Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW, Here's What's New to Stream in November on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, and More. [67], Maddow has suggested that the alleged Trump-Russia collusion has continued beyond the 2016 presidential election. [47], Maddow wrote Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (2012) about the role of the military in postwar American politics.

She had also been awarded a Marshall Scholarship the same year but turned it down in favour of the Rhodes. But less than 40 years after this, again, a campaign directed at the highest levels of government to get us to agree to a war based on something that did not happen the way they said it happened. Also named in the suit were Comcast, MSNBC, and NBCUniversal Media. [46] On May 22, 2020, the case was dismissed by Judge Cynthia Bashant, who found that "the contested statement is an opinion that cannot serve as the basis for a defamation". [42] She has been called "America's wonkiest anchor" who "cut through the chaos of the Trump administration – and became the most trusted name in the news. ... Smart observers say this is the largest dump of classified CIA material maybe ever, and it really could be a devastating blow to the CIA's cyber war and flat-out spying capabilities, and that dump was released by WikiLeaks. [31], In August 2008, MSNBC announced The Rachel Maddow Show would replace Verdict with Dan Abrams in the network's 9 p.m. slot the following month. In 2009, after renewing her contract with Air America, Maddow returned to the 5 a.m. hour-long slot. I want to have something to say that people don't already know every single night, every single segment, and that makes it hard to get the process right because that's the only thing I care about. [73] In a 2012 interview, she stated, "It doesn't take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember. Associated Press columnist David Bauder called her Keith Olbermann's "political soul mate" and referred to the Olbermann/Maddow shows as a tw… [25], In June 2005, Maddow became a regular panelist on the MSNBC show Tucker, hosted by Tucker Carlson. [14] While a freshman, she was outed as a lesbian by the college newspaper when an interview with her was published before she could tell her parents. In 2008, the show's length returned to two hours when Maddow began a nightly MSNBC television program. It said she radiates an essential decency and suggested her career rise might signify that "nice is the new nasty". Her Canadian mother, originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, has English and Irish ancestry. [15] At graduation, she was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship. It was a nice thing that he did for me, and it's been valuable for me—it helped me get an advantage over my competitors. "[41]:38, Maddow has stated that her show's mission is to "[i]ncrease the amount of useful information in the world". November is a great time to start your holiday binge-watching. It is delivered just seven days before the congressional vote ... By the end of 2002, the U.S. military is headed to the Gulf. [3] Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio from 2005 to 2010. [7][8] She has one older brother, David. Keith Olbermann complimented her work, and she was brought back to host Countdown the next month. [63][64][65][66] Ultimately, it was Elizabeth Warren who ran in 2012, defeating Brown. "[41]:56, Following the October 2018 murder of Saudi Arabian dissident journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Maddow argued that Donald Trump's business ties to Saudi Arabia are raising some troubling questions. [43][41]:56 She said her rule for covering the Trump administration is: "Don't pay attention to what they say, focus on what they do ... because it's easier to cover a fast-moving story when you're not distracted by whatever the White House denials are.

Her paternal grandmother was of Dutch (Protestant) descent. [28] For her success, Olbermann ranked Maddow third in his show's segment "World's Best Persons". © 2020 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. "[74] She has explained why she decided to speak about it in interviews: "It was a hard call ... Because it was nobody's business. "[41] Concerning "alternative facts" and fake news, Maddow said: "The president denigrating the press is important in terms of his behavior as an increasingly authoritarian-style leader, period. Maddow described herself on-air as "nervous". Rachel Anne Maddow (/ ˈ m æ d oʊ / (), MAD-oh; born April 1, 1973) is an American television news program host and liberal political commentator. Concerning Barack Obama's candidacy, Maddow said: "I have never and still don't think of myself as an Obama supporter, either professionally or actually. "[41], In mid-May 2017, amid multiple controversies surrounding the Trump administration, MSNBC surpassed CNN and Fox News in the news ratings. [71][72] They met in 1999, when Maddow was working on her doctoral dissertation. Maddow holds a bachelor's degree in public policy from Stanford University and a doctorate in political science from Oxford University and is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. [99][100][101][102], Maddow appeared at the start of "Trump: The Rusical" on RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 as the star of a mini-challenge where the contestants had to dress up as Maddow and read from a teleprompter. [12] She is a graduate of Castro Valley High School and attended Stanford University. [71], Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty.

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Upon its release, Drift reached the first position of The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction.

About this process, she has said: "The thing that defines whether or not you're good at this work is whether you have something to say when it's time to say something. [58], Distinguishing herself from others on the left, Maddow has said she is a "national security liberal" and, in a different interview, that she is not "a partisan". [32][33] Following its debut, the show topped Countdown as the highest-rated show on MSNBC on several occasions. [1][2] Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network's special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams. [69], In December 2018, Maddow criticized President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio from 2005 … Stream the latest, or past, episodes of The Rachel Maddow Show online or on the Fios Mobile app. "[57], A 2008 Time profile called her a "whip-smart, button-cute leftie".

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