MSNBC's Chris Matthews has covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-race elections in South Africa, and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. As of 2015, "Hardball with Chris Matthews" airs Monday through Friday on MSNBC. The show covers a wide range of political issues.
Premiering on CNBC in 1997, "Hardball with Chris Matthews" began airing on MSNBC in 1999. On the show, Matthews has covered such controversial events as the 2000 Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and the Iraq War. He courted controversy in 2007 when he claimed that Vice President Dick Cheney's office was pressuring MSNBC to silence him due to his views of President Bush's handling of the Iraq War. Matthews also covered President Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.
Chris Matthews is the author of several best-selling books, including "Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America" and "Hardball: How Politics is Played, Told by One Who Knows the Game." He has covered American presidential campaigns since 1988. In 2008, Matthews publicly alluded to running for the U.S. Senate, but he ultimately chose to remain a journalist.