Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Journalists in Ten Days: Rachel Maddow

The fourth journalist in my Ten Journalists in Ten Days series is television host and political commentator, Rachel Maddow. Ms. Maddow is the host of MSNBC’s primetime hit, The Rachel Maddow Show. In 1995 Maddow was the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in politics from Oxford University in 2001. Maddow is the first out lesbian to host a prime-time news or political commentary show on American television and the first openly gay American to win a Rhodes scholarship. I think it’s fitting to mention today on the ten year anniversary of 9/11, the outstanding documentary that Maddow produced with NBC news’ chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel entitled Day of Destruction, Decade of War. In the two part special that aired recently on MSNBC, Maddow and Engel take a hard hitting look at the after effects of 9/11 and the impact it has had. The Rachel Maddow Show just celebrated their third year on the air on September 8th.

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Royal Oaker said...

This is a marvelous rendering of Ms. Maddow. I hope she gets a chance to see it!

Trudi & Gary said...

what a great idea - thanks for chosing Rachel, I agree that she's an awesome force for enlightenment in this day and age - and the 3 part piece "Day of Destruction..." that she did with Richard Engle is truly amazing (watch it if you haven't already: ... a fellow fan, Trudi