July 22, 2016 |
Chris Matthews looks, at first, drained of the frenetic energy that sparks so much friction on his MSNBC show, Hardball . Slouching on a small couch in a tiny office at NBC's New York headquarters, his striped tie pulled down from the collar of his blue Oxford shirt, Matthews looks like a 70-year-old Catholic schoolboy, bored with class until his favorite topic comes up. For Matthews - a Philadelphia native, 1974 candidate for a local U.S....
August 2, 1998 |
There are people who are born to be on television, people whose voices are so mellifluous, whose demeanor is so trust-inspiring, whose every gesture is so perfectly modulated and every utterance so well-plotted and restrained that they belong only in climate-controlled studios with the cameras rolling. Chris Matthews is not one of those people. The Philadelphia native, a onetime spin doctor and speechwriter turned newspaper columnist, author, and host of CNBC's nightly political slugfest, Hardball, seems to have only one expression - the doggedly tenacious, slightly skeptical look of a bulldog with a particularly odoriferous sock trapped in his powerful jaws.
December 8, 2008 |
On MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews often heaps scorn on politicians, but signs are growing that he wants to be one of them. In recent weeks, Matthews has ramped up his exploration of a 2010 campaign, as a Democrat, against Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). He has discussed the dynamics of a possible run with prominent Democratic fund-raisers, strategists and leaders from across his native Pennsylvania, according to several people who have spoken with Matthews during the last several months.
June 18, 2003
An article in Tuesday's Commentary Page misstated the alma mater of journalist Chris Matthews. Matthews is a graduate of Holy Cross.
November 17, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Dr. Phil McGraw; Divine Fits performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Chris Matthews; Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m., 6ABC) - TV host David Letterman; Vampire Weekend. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor James Spader; Variety editor Cynthia Littleton. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Helen Mirren; Carson Daly; Reggie Fils-Aime; Miguel performs.
September 19, 2012 |
T HE PROBLEM nags at supporters of the state's voter-ID law - they say that the controversial legislation will stop widespread voter fraud, but they have no evidence to show that the problem exists. John Fund, a conservative columnist who released books in 2004 and last month claiming that voter fraud is rampant, attempted Monday to defend the law during a panel discussion at the National Constitution Center. Former Gov. Ed Rendell, who opposes the law, moderated the debate and pressed for explanations about why it is needed since attorneys for the state, during a legal challenge this summer, said that they could offer no evidence that in-person voter fraud occurs.
November 3, 2005 |
FOR THOSE willing to invest the 15 minutes it takes to digest the 22-page indictment of I. Lewis Libby, the simplicity of the charges will become clear, despite the crossfire of the pundits wearing their usual jerseys. In a nutshell, here is what is alleged: The feds believe that Libby lied to them on four occasions as they sought to investigate whether a CIA agent was unlawfully outed as a form of political retribution. One subject of Libby's lies, according to the feds, was a phone call that occurred on July 10, 2003, between Libby and Tim Russert, the NBC bureau chief.
March 15, 2016 |
Moviegoers didn't have much to go on with the mysterious "10 Cloverfield Lane," but the words "Cloverfield," " J.J. Abrams " and "Temple alum Dan Trachtenberg " were enough. The Trachtenberg-directed, Abrams-produced monster movie, a so-called "spiritual successor" to 2008's found-footage hit "Cloverfield," opened with a better-than-expected $25.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was good enough for second place to the Disney animated hit "Zootopia," which stayed on top with $50 million in its second week, a slide of only 33 percent from its opening weekend.
October 21, 2010 |
Hundreds of students at Temple University crowded around an outdoor set this afternoon as television host Chris Matthews interviewed local stars of the Democratic party. Matthews - host of MSNBC's "Hardball" - was greeted with a marching band, cheerleaders, and the Temple Owl mascot. The hoopla helped to fend off the chill as gusty winds buffeted the Alumni Circle at Liacouras and Pollett Walk where the show had planted itself. Students climbed on each other's shoulders to get a good gander at the political commentator as he interviewed Senate candidate Joe Sestak, Gov. Ed Rendell and Congressman Bob Brady.
November 24, 2005 |
Montgomery County Commissioner James R. Matthews said yesterday he planned to run for lieutenant governor in 2006 and would make a formal announcement Dec. 7. Matthews, a mortgage banker and chairman of the Board of Commissioners in the state's third-largest county, said that having a Republican from Southeast Pennsylvania would be key in offsetting the draw of Democratic Gov. Rendell in this area. "It would be a great balance for the Republican ticket statewide," Matthews said.