Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States
|| December 17, 1945
Dec 06, 2008 11:09pm
Irish - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Catholic -
|Info||Christopher John "Chris" Matthews |
TV Debate Show Host-"Hardball"
When it's time to ask the tough questions, Chris Matthews is the man for the job. With his no-nonsense style and razor-sharp wit, he uncovers the reality behind the spin, whether it's politics, world-events or a national scandal. Host of Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Chris Matthews Show, he is a frequent commentator on NBC's Today and often hosts Weekend Today. Matthews has covered such seminal events as the collapse of the Berlin Wall, South Africa's first open election, and the historic peace referendum in Northern Ireland. Author of American, Beyond Our Grandest Notions, Now Let Me Tell You What I Really Think and two others, he helps audiences uncover the truth beneath the hype. As speechwriter for President Carter and top aide to House Speaker Tip O'Neill, Matthews learned the political game by playing on the front lines. He served as Washington Bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner and wrote a nationally syndicated column for the San Francisco Chronicle
"Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) hosts a nightly, hour-long talk show called Hardball with Chris Matthews on the American cable television channel MSNBC, formerly on CNBC.
Matthews, a Roman Catholic, graduated from The College of the Holy Cross, and did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina. Then he served in the Peace Corps in Swaziland as a trade development advisor.
Matthews has worked for several Democratic politicians. He was a presidential speechwriter for four years during the administration of Jimmy Carter. He served as a top aide to long-time Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill for six years. He worked in the U.S. Senate for five years on the staffs of Senators Frank Moss and Edmund Muskie before running for U. S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania."
Matthews' younger brother James R. Matthews [Link] is a Republican County commissioner in Montgomery county.
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