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  Matthews, Chris
NameChris Matthews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States
Born December 17, 1945 (74 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedJason
Dec 06, 2008 11:09pm
Tags Irish - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Catholic -
InfoChristopher 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

From Wikipedia...
"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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01/15/2015-01/18/2015 Public Policy Polling 19.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0)

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May 15, 2013 05:00am Commentary Chris Matthews sours on Obama  Article J.R. 
Nov 21, 2011 06:00pm Blog Entry Why should we vote for an Obama second term, asks … Chris Matthews; Update: “Give us our orders”  Article Scott³ 
Jan 28, 2010 03:20am Idiocy Chris Matthews on Obama: ‘I forgot he was black tonight for an hour’  Article kal 

Importance? 6.50000 Average

Wife Kathleen Matthews Jan 01, 1980-
Father Herb Matthews 0000-
Brother James R. Matthews 1949-

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