"Maddow is the centerpiece of primetime programming on progressive cable network MSNBC. So why did she dedicate her book to Dick Cheney, the ultimate liberal villain? Simple: She wanted to have him on her show. "That was my greatest gambit," she says. "But I still don't hold much hope."
Maddow, whose hourlong show surged in ratings during the election season and whose book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, has become a best-seller, is arguably the face of MSNBC in the post-Keith Olbermann era. Her show, which has pushed topics including Obama's drone program and voting rights to the top of the national agenda, is also a breeding ground for other MSNBC stars like Chris Hayes, installed in a weeknight slot at 8." Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.