Monday, March 21, 2011

A Conversation with Rachel Maddow March 28, Open to Yale Community

Rachel Maddow, political analyst and host of the critically acclaimed “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, will be at Yale Law School on Monday, March 28, for a Q&A with Visiting Associate Professor Amy Kapczynski ’03. “A Conversation with Rachel Maddow” will be held in Rm. 127 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with continental breakfast served. It is free and open to the Yale community. The event is co-sponsored by Professor Kapczynski, the Information Society Project, the Outlaws, and the American Constitution Society.

Maddow first gained national prominence as a host on Air America Radio, where she worked from its inception in 2004. In January of 2008, she was named an MSNBC political analyst and soon after, began filling in as guest host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Race for the White House.

When The Rachel Maddow Show debuted in August 2008, it was the most successful show launch in MSNBC history, immediately boosting ratings in its time period and drawing national attention. It was named one of the top shows of the decade by The Washington Post in 2009. Maddow herself was honored as a “Breakout Star of 2008” by The Washington Post, among the “Best of Television 2008” by The Los Angeles Times, and one of the “Top Ten Political Newcomers of 2008” by

She holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University and a doctorate in political science from Oxford University.