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Rachel Maddow

Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2020. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The first biography of the most popular anchor in cable news. Rachel Maddow has beaten the odds in a way that's novel in today's America: she uses her brain. In a world of banal and opinionated sound bites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity's ratings thanks to her deeply researched reports. And in our highly polarized world, Maddow amiably engages the staunchest conservatives, while never hesitating to expose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Rachel Maddow; Rachel Maddow
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Rogak
ISBN: 9781250298249 1250298245
OCLC Number: 1097576002
Description: 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Who is that kid and where did she come from?" --
Breaking free and coming out --
Activism and Oxford --
Love and radio --
Switching gears --
Air America --
Taking off --
Punditry --
A show of her own --
Off the clock --
Behind the scenes --
Branching out --
Settling in --
The 2016 elections and what's next for Rachel.
Responsibility: Lisa Rogak.

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"The first biography of the most popular anchor in cable news. Rachel Maddow has beaten the odds in a way that's novel in today's America: she uses her brain. In a world of banal and opinionated sound bites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity's ratings thanks to her deeply researched reports. And in our highly polarized world, Maddow amiably engages the staunchest conservatives, while never hesitating to expose their light-on-facts defenses. As a result, she's become the top anchor for MSNBC and a beloved representative for all that progressive America holds dear. The news that Maddow was the first publicly-out lesbian to anchor a prime-time TV news show seemed almost anticlimactic to her millions of viewers, who will be surprised and intrigued by little-known details of her life, as written by New York Times bestselling biographer Lisa Rogak. Growing up in a conservative California town - and viewing herself as a perennial outsider - helped spark an early interest in activism. After attending Stanford and Oxford, she opted for a minimum-wage job as a radio DJ in a tiny Massachusetts market while finishing her Ph.D. She planned to pursue a career as an activist, but 9/11 changed all that, so she returned to local radio where she could help listeners by 'explaining stuff.' A stint at Air America raised her national profile, which led to her groundbreaking MSNBC show where she dissects the news of the day with an approach found nowhere else on TV"--

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