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Birth Name: Chris Matthews
Born: 12/17/1945
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Political commentator Chris Matthews gained mainstream notice as the host of the political news and opinion series "Hardball With Chris Matthews" (MSNBC 1997- ). A sometimes controversial figure regularly pilloried by both conservatives and liberals for his shoot-from-the-hip speaking style, Matthews also was praised for his blue-collar populist positions and blunt, no-nonsense interview style. The show's format (under the name "America's Talking" for the first three years of its life) was widely copied, both on MSNBC and on other news channels. Matthews even received the ultimate accolade of getting regularly parodied on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ) by cast member Darrell Hammond. ... Continue Bio >>

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