I began my devotion to processing and keeping informed on current national and international events years ago with the daily watching of CBS news with Walter Cronkite, the most trusted reporter in the United States during his his reign. I believed, as others did, that his understanding and reporting of the news could be accepted as truth.
In the last two years, I gathered an analyzed the daily news from MSNBC. As if addicted, I find myself anticipating this daily newscast, which comes in on Channel 49 in Montgomery County. My keen understanding and interpretation of the news is influenced by MSNBC, where a trio of commentators — Chris Matthews, Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow — are welcomed into my home. They serve as commentators as well as reporters that provide insight into the news that I can find nowhere else.
To keep myself knowledgeable, I read regularly local papers,Newsweek, and USA Today. Now I add to this list the Matthews-Olberman-Maddow team of MSNBC. Their presentation, interpretation, deciphering and critiquing commentary is sterling. Each evening they superbly challenge us to think about the meaning of the news. They are master commentators with refreshing insights. With elegance, courage and intelligence they provide a fresh perspective in news reporting, and their reporting is dominated by a sensitivity to the whole truth in current events and politics.
On Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olberman, and The Rachel Maddow Show, these journalistic leaders have become authority figures in news reporting, offering impartiality and insight in characters, stories and politics that fill our daily news.
On many evenings after viewing these programs, I comment to myself on their “dramatic, moving and impressive” performances. Their shows are gripping and keep me tuning in nightly to find thought-provoking and convincing truthfulness.
For a fresh understanding of political events, for a deeper understanding of the significance of declarations by our political leaders and the meaning of political trends, turn on MSNBC. Their riveting discourses are worth the time; I recommend them highly.