Chris Matthews on JFK

WED, NOV 30, 2011 (1:03:28)

Chris Matthews, host of Hardball, discusses his new biography, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, with former Boston Globe editor Marty Nolan. Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero is an intimate portrait of John Kennedy from his childhood through the presidency, based on interviews with those who were closest to him.

+ BIO: Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews hosts Hardball with Chris Matthews, Monday through Friday on MSNBC. Matthews is also the host of The Chris Matthews Show, a syndicated weekly news program produced by NBC News and distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution. Matthews is a regular commentator on NBCs "Today" show. A television news anchor with remarkable depth of experience, Matthews has distinguished himself as a broadcast journalist, newspaper bureau chief, Presidential speechwriter, and best-selling author. Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland.

In 1997 and 1998, his digging in the National Archives produced a series of San Francisco Examiner scoops on the Nixon presidential tapes. Matthews has covered American presidential election campaigns since 1988, including the five-week recount of 2000. In 2005 Matthews covered the funeral of Pope John Paul II. In March 2004, he received the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. He has also been awarded The Abraham Lincoln Award from the Union League of Philadelphia and in 2005 he received the Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Society.

+ BIO: Marty Nolan

Marty Nolan covered politics for The Boston Globe beginning in 1961. In 1969, he became the Globe's Washington bureau chief and in 1981, editor of the Globe's editorial page. After retiring from the Globe in 2001, he now writes frequently for The Huffington Post.

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