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Posted by Matthew Gilbert  January 14, 2009 07:15 AM

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My Globe colleague Mark Shanahan did a short, tart interview with Rachel Maddow, in Sunday's Globe Magazine. It's definitely worth checking out, here.

Maddow's show was a highlight of last year's spike in political comedy (which was #1 on my Top 10 list), and she continues to make me laugh -- and cry -- with her nightly Lame Duck Watch, "because someone's gotta do it." I find her wry, sane tone easy to take, and I only hope she doesn't continue to be increasingly self-referential about her show's battles with others. Keith Olbermann goes too far with that kind of insidery stuff.

Last week's "SNL" impersonation of Maddow by Abby Elliott? It was OK. She definitely got the mouth thing right.

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1 comments so far...
  1. Agree with you about the SNL parody...the mouth thing was the best part.

    I've been a fan of Rachel Maddow since her beginnings on Air America (when it used to be carried locally here...hmmm...liberal state of Massachusetts, and we can't find a local station to carry it anymore? R U kiding me?). She's gotten better and better over the last few years, and I'm incredibly happy to see her have her own show on MSNBC.

    Were life fair, Rachel would become a big star on MSNBC, and maybe move on to actual network status. But, only if she remains herself. No compromising. She's a talent to be reckeoned with.

    Posted by Matt Talvi January 15, 09 12:09 PM

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