Maddow’s Unusual Transition to TV

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    There’s a funny old saying in broadcasting: “You have a face made for radio.” It refers to radio personalities who are convinced they can make the “jump” to TV. But most of them fail, and badly.

    But MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, fortunately for all of us, has managed to successfully pull off this rare feat. This long-time TV and radio columnist (who also worked in a TV news department) has been pleasantly surprised at how well Maddow’s adapted to TV, a medium that has far different skill sets than radio. It’s hard to believe she made the jump from Air America Radio only five months ago (and she hadn’t even been in radio that long).

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