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 soundbites, 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.
AIDS activist by day and TV pundit by night, Rachel Maddow has dedicated her life to discussing the issues important to her. Pairing a winning personality with a sharp grasp of current events, she has won the respect and admiration of fans and critics alike. From her early interest in the AIDS epidemic to grappling with coming out to her conservative family to becoming one of MSNBC’s most popular hosts, her remarkable journey to celebrity and activism is chronicled within these pages.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rachel Anne Maddow is an American radio personality, television host, and political commentator. Her syndicated talk radio program, The Rachel Maddow Show, aired on Air America Radio. Maddow hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC. She was also a guest host of Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Race for the White House. Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to be hired to host a prime-time news program in the United States.
In Adrienne Kisner's Dear Rachel Maddow, a high school girl deals with school politics and life after her brother’s death by drafting emails to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in this funny and heartfelt YA debut. Brynn Haper's life has one steadying force--Rachel Maddow. She watches her daily, and after writing to Rachel for a school project--and actually getting a response--Brynn starts drafting e-mails to Rachel but never sending them. Brynn tells Rachel about breaking up with her first serious girlfriend, about her brother Nick's death, about her passive mother and even worse stepfather, about how she's stuck in remedial courses at school and is considering dropping out. Then Brynn is confronted with a moral dilemma. One student representative will be allowed to have a voice among the administration in the selection of a new school superintendent. Brynn's archnemesis, Adam, and ex-girlfriend, Sarah, believe only Honors students are worthy of the selection committee seat. Brynn feels all students deserve a voice. When she runs for the position, the knives are out. So she begins to ask herself: What Would Rachel Maddow Do?
An E-Book for experiencing the life of a legend from his childhood, a complete biography of Rachel Maddow.Maddow was born in Castro Valley, California. Her father, Robert B. Maddow, is a former the United States Air Force captain who resigned his commission the year before her birth and then worked as a lawyer for the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Her mother, Elaine (née Gosse), was a school program administrator. She has one older brother, David. Her paternal grandfather was from a family of Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews (the original family surname being "Medvedof"), who arrived in the United States from the Russian Empire. Her paternal grandmother was of Dutch (Protestant) descent. Her Canadian mother, originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, has English and Irish ancestry.Maddow has said her family is "very, very Catholic" and she grew up in a community that her mother has described as "very conservative" Maddow was a competitive athlete and participated in high school volleyball, basketball, and swimming.Referring to John Hughes's films, Maddow has described herself as being "a cross between the jock and the antisocial girl" in high school. She is a graduate of Castro Valley High School and attended Stanford University. While a freshman, she was outed as a lesbian by the college newspaper when an interview with her was published before she could tell her parents.She earned a degree in public policy at Stanford in 1994. At graduation, she was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship. She was the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship and began her postgraduate study in 1995 at Lincoln College, Oxford. She had also been awarded a Marshall Scholarship the same year but turned it down in favor of the Rhodes. This made her the first open lesbian to win an international Rhodes Scholarship. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in politics at the University of Oxford. Her thesis is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons, and her supervisor was Lucia Zedner. In June 2005, Maddow became a regular panelist on the MSNBC show Tucker. During and after the November 2006 election, she was a guest on CNN's Paula Zahn Now; she was also a correspondent for The Advocate Newsmagazine, an LGBT-oriented short-form newsmagazine for Logo deriving from news items published by The Advocate. In January 2008, Maddow became an MSNBC political analyst and was a regular panelist on MSNBC's Race for the White House with David Gregory and MSNBC's election coverage as well as a frequent contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.In 2008, Maddow was the substitute host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann, her first time hosting a program on MSNBC. Maddow described herself on-air as "nervous". Keith Olbermann complimented her work, and she was brought back to host Countdown the next month. The show she hosted was the highest-rated news program among people aged 25 to 54. For her success, Olbermann ranked Maddow third in his show's segment "World's Best Persons". In July 2008, Maddow filled in again for several broadcasts. Maddow also filled in for David Gregory as host of Race for the White House."You get to know a lot more of the interesting life story"
The #1 New York Times bestseller that charts America’s dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring Reagan's radical presidency, the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the scope of American military power to overpower our political discourse. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift reinvigorates a "loud and jangly" political debate about our vast and confounding national security state.
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Corrupt? Yes. Unimaginably lucrative? Of course. But the enemy of democracy? Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we’ve never seen it before. Blowout is a blackly comic switchback journey with America’s most incisive political journalist, from Washington to Siberia and Equatorial Guinea, from deep within the earth’s crust to the icy Arctic seas. We witness the underground detonation of a nuclear bomb, an inept Russian spy ring, an international financial crisis, and murdered cows. And what it reveals is not just the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas but why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election. Because Russia's rich reserves of crude have in fact stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbours, and the West's alliances. The oil and gas industry has polluted oceans and rivers but also polluted democracy itself – in developing and developed countries. It has propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, ‘like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. You can't really blame the lion. It's in her nature.’ Blowout is our final wake-up call: to stop subsidizing oil and gas, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world's most destructive industry. The stakes have never been higher. As Maddow writes, ‘Democracy either wins this one or disappears.’
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth By Rachel MaddowABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK: Blоwоut (2019) takes a dеер dive into the murkу wаtеrѕ оf thе global gas аnd оіl іnduѕtrу аnd reveals juѕt hоw tоxіс іt іѕ. Authоr Rachel Mаddоw looks at evidence of thіѕ іn the US, along with the соrruрt dеаlѕ bеіng made іn Russia аnd Eԛuаtоrіаl Guіnеа, and mаkеѕ a ѕtrоng саѕе fоr whу big gаѕ аnd оіl needs to bе hеld ассоuntаblе fоr its actions - before thіngѕ get аnу worse. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Rachel Mаddоw is a political commentator аnd host of the lоng-runnіng аnd аwаrd-wіnnіng Rасhеl Mаddоw Show оn MSNBC. Shе hаѕ a dосtоrаtе іn роlіtісаl science frоm Oxfоrd Unіvеrѕіtу and іѕ аlѕо a bеѕt-ѕеllіng wrіtеr whоѕе wоrk includes thе bооk Drift: The Unmооrіng оf Amеrісаn Military Pоwеr (2012).Disclaimer: This bооk іѕ nоt mеаnt tо rерlасе thе оrіgіnаl bооk but tо ѕеrvе аѕ a companion tо іt.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, History of MSNBC: 1996-2007, Joe Scarborough, Chris Matthews, David Weigel, Cenk Uygur, History of MSNBC: 2008-present, David Shuster, Lisa Ling, Thomas Roberts, Msnbc.com, Dylan Ratigan, Carlos Watson, Courtney Hazlett, Lori Stokes, Contessa Brewer, America's Talking, Susan Filan, Gregg Jarrett, Javier Morgado, Lynn Berry, Bill Wolff, NTV, MSNBC Canada, Jesse Rodriguez, Jerry Nachman, Derek Gehl, Born in the Wrong Body, Phil Griffin. Excerpt: MSNBC (stylized as msnbc) is a cable news channel based in the United States and available in the US, the UK, South Africa, the Middle East and Canada. Its name is derived from those of "Microsoft" and "NBC." msnbc.com, a separate company, is the news website for the NBC News family, featuring interactivity and multimedia plus original stories and video which augment the content from NBC News and partners. MSNBC and msnbc.com were founded in 1996 as partnerships between Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit, which is now NBC Universal. Although Microsoft and NBC shared operations of MSNBC cable at its founding, it was announced on December 23, 2005, that NBCUniversal would purchase a majority stake in the television channel, which left Microsoft with 18%, later reduced to zero. The two companies remain partners in msnbc.com. MSNBC shares the NBC logo of a rainbow peacock with its sister channels NBC, CNBC and ShopNBC. MSNBC is available in over 78 million households in the United States. Following several years in which many observers noted a politically progressive shift in the channel's programming, MSNBC publicly acknowledged its progressivism in October 2010 while launching a marketing campaign with the tagline "Lean Forward." MSNBC was established by NBC executive Tom Rogers. Rogers was instrumental in developing the strategic...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Andrew Sullivan, Djuna Barnes, Johann Hari, Rachel Maddow, Douglas Murray, Matthew Parris, Lyn Duff, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, Brian Sewell, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Randy Shilts, Beatrix Campbell, Parvez Sharma, Gok Wan, Leroy F. Aarons, Thomas Roberts, Peter Zuckerman, Ray Gosling, Janet Flanner, Evan Davis, Willem Oltmans, Richard Burnett, Ted Allen, David Benkof, Helen Zia, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, George Gustines, Kay Lahusen, John Yang, Richard Quest, Jim Provenzano, Norah Vincent, Gilbert Harding, Peter Lloyd, Joseph Fievee, Diane Anderson-Minshall, Kim Severson, Kenneth Kendall, Jim Kepner, Nancy Spain, Lorne Saxberg, Frank Bruni, Bridget Kendall, Solita Solano, Patrick Strudwick, Rex Wockner, Zoe Strachan, David Michael Conner, Hal Call, Kaj Hasselriis, Randy Price, Jason Bellini, Pete Williams, Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Evelyn Irons, Felix Rexhausen, Andrew Kopkind, Michael Scarce, Mac McClelland, Phil Reay-Smith, Jeffrey Kofman, Miguel Marquez, Jack Anderson, David P. Brill, Zimmer Barnes, Adam Nagourney, Nathan Christoffersen, Chase Whiteside, James Kirchick, Barry Duke, Elmar Kraushaar, Detlef Grumbach, Brian Kennedy, Tim Joyce, Leo Lerman, Charles Pugh, Andrew Pierce, Marc Ambinder, Wilhelm Wieben, Ellen Ratner, Vera Int-Veen, Christian Scheuss, Matthew Hays, Lorraine Bethel, Lige Clarke, David J. Morrow, Mike Conneen, Michael Finnegan
Beginning with Richard Drew’s controversial photograph of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, Learning How to Fall investigates the changing relationship between world events and their subsequent documentation, asking: Does the mediatization of the event overwhelm the fact of the event itself? How does the mode by which information is disseminated alter the way in which we perceive such information? How does this impact upon our memory of an event? T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko posits contemporary art and performance as not only a stylized re-envisioning of daily life but, inversely, as a viable means by which one might experience and process real-world political and social events. This approach combines two concurrent and contradictory trends in aesthetics, narrative, and dramaturgy: the dramatization of real-world events so as to broaden the commercial appeal of those events in both mainstream and alternative media, and the establishment of a more holistic relationship between politically and aesthetically motivated modes of disseminating and processing information. By presenting engaging and diverse case studies from both the art world and popular culture – including Aliza Shvarts’s censored senior thesis at Yale University, Kerry Skarbakka’s provocative photographs of falling, Didier Morelli’s crawl through Toronto, and Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom – Learning How to Fall creates a new understanding of the relationship between the event and its documentation, where even the truth of an event might be called into question.
What is the source of Obama’s power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette Jaworsky argue that neither money nor demography can explain this dramatic turnaround. What made it possible, they show, was cultural reconstruction. Realizing he had failed to provide a compelling narrative of his power, the President began forging a new salvation story. It portrayed the Republican austerity budget as a sop to the wealthy, and Obama as a courageous hero fighting for plain folks against the rich. The reinvigorated cultural performance pushed the Tea Party off the political stage in 2011, and Mitt Romney became fodder for the script in 2012. Democrats painted their Republican opponent as a backward-looking elitist, a “Bain-capitalist” whose election would threaten the civil solidarity upon which democracy depends. Real world events can spoil even the most effective script. Obama faced monthly unemployment numbers, the daunting Bin Laden raid, three live debates, and Hurricane Sandy. The clumsiness of his opponent and his own good fortune helped the President, but it was the poise and felicity of his improvisations that allowed him to succeed a second time. Converting events into plot points, the President demonstrated the flair for the dramatic that has made him one of the most effective politicians of modern times. While persuasively explaining Obama’s success, this book also demonstrates a fundamental but rarely appreciated truth about political power in modern democratic societies namely, that winning power and holding on to it have as much to do with the ability to use symbols effectively and tell good stories as anything else.
SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 56-page guide for "Blowout" by Rachel Maddow includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 29 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like American Exceptionalism and Economic Self-Interest.
The knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon's White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come--with new reporting that expands on Rachel Maddow's Peabody Award-nominated podcast Is it possible for a sitting vice president to direct a vast criminal enterprise within the halls of the White House? To have one of the most brazen corruption scandals in American history play out while nobody's paying attention? And for that scandal to be all but forgotten decades later? The year was 1973, and Spiro T. Agnew, the former governor of Maryland, was Richard Nixon's second-in-command. Long on firebrand rhetoric and short on political experience, Agnew had carried out a bribery and extortion ring in office for years, when--at the height of Watergate--three young federal prosecutors discovered his crimes and launched a mission to take him down before it was too late, before Nixon's impending downfall elevated Agnew to the presidency. The self-described "counterpuncher" vice president did everything he could to bury their investigation: dismissing it as a "witch hunt," riling up his partisan base, making the press the enemy, and, with a crumbling circle of loyalists, scheming to obstruct justice in order to survive. In this blockbuster account, Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz detail the investigation that exposed Agnew's crimes, the attempts at a cover-up--which involved future president George H. W. Bush--and the backroom bargain that forced Agnew's resignation but also spared him years in federal prison. Based on the award-winning hit podcast, Bag Man expands and deepens the story of Spiro Agnew's scandal and its lasting influence on our politics, our media, and our understanding of what it takes to confront a criminal in the White House.
Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 From the presidential race to the battle for the office of New York City mayor, American political candidates’ approach to new media strategy is increasingly what makes or breaks their campaign. Targeted outreach on Facebook and Twitter, placement of a well-timed viral ad, and the ability to roll with the memes, flame wars, and downvotes that might spring from ordinary citizens’ engagement with the issues—these skills are heralded as crucial for anyone hoping to get their views heard in a chaotic election cycle. But just how effective are the kinds of media strategies that American politicians employ? And what effect, if any, do citizen-created political media have on the tide of public opinion? In Controlling the Message, Farrar-Myers and Vaughn curate a series of case studies that use real-time original research from the 2012 election season to explore how politicians and ordinary citizens use and consume new media during political campaigns. Broken down into sections that examine new media strategy from the highest echelons of campaign management all the way down to passive citizen engagement with campaign issues in places like online comment forums, the book ultimately reveals that political messaging in today’s diverse new media landscape is a fragile, unpredictable, and sometimes futile process. The result is a collection that both interprets important historical data from a watershed campaign season and also explains myriad approaches to political campaign media scholarship—an ideal volume for students, scholars, and political analysts alike.
PROFILES IN INTELLIGENCE The Profile of Rachel Maddow THIS IS A GAG BOOK ... A PARODY. Our lawyers require that we advise you that this book is almost blank and contains precisely 5294 words. Rachel Anne Maddow (born April 1, 1973) is an American television host, political commentator, and author. She hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network's special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams. Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio. Maddow became the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States.She holds a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford. Asked about her political views by the Valley Advocate, Maddow replied, "I'm undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I'm in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican party platform." Our lawyers require that we advise you that this book is almost blank and contains precisely 5294 words. Citizens Revealing Ethicless & Apathic Media (PAC) is a political organization formed for the purpose of addressing the social, civic, legal, political and constitutional consequences of the media that provides for the citizens of the United States. Our focus is to evaluate reporting that we feel is ethicless and apathetic. Five general initiatives are utilized to accomplish this goal: 1) Identification, 2) Reporting, 3) Education, 4) Issue Advocacy and 5) Representation. The organization educates citizens by informing them of media outlets and reporters whom we believe are unethical and apathetic, inform them of current events that may affect their lives and advises them on what they can do to influence the outcome of these affairs. C.R.E.A.M. believes that education is the primary focus of its purpose because citizens cannot be motivated to take action without knowing what is important to them. Issue advocacy is the advancement of concerns affecting the citizens of the United States. C.R.E.A.M. promotes topics that positively impact the citizens of the United States and condemns those that may be adverse to their values. C.R.E.A.M. understands that in order to make significant progress, the citizens of the United States must identify and select political leaders that will represent its interests. Without a voice, citizens of the United States cannot be heard. Our lawyers require that we advise you that this book is almost blank and contains precisely 5294 words. Contact Email: email@example.com Twitter: @creampac Contact us on how to help the cause and add your financial support.
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