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"That's what's horrible about politics today-- nobody wants anybody to look good. Are people in politics amenable, available for logic anymore?"
Veteran TV star and politico Chris Matthews joins Daniel for a look back and a look forward. From Chris's early passions for politics, to his time working for Jimmy Carter and Tip O'Neill, to his star turn for more than twenty years hosting Hardball, the conversation goes in many directions. What happened to American politics? Is politics "broken?" Why is the right filled with single-issue voters-- i.e. 2nd amendment-- while people on the left have many issues that determine how they vote? Chris and Daniel also wander into territory many listeners will find surprising-- everything from Tennyson to Rachmaninoff. A conversation to thrill anyone interested in the turbulent world of American politics.
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Chris Matthews is a visiting professor at Fulbright University, Vietnam. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit; Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero; Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked; Kennedy & Nixon; and Hardball. For twenty years he anchored Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC.