Thursday, November 10, 2011
Chris Matthews is well known for his stints on TV news as a political commentator for MSNBC and the host of the NBC news program The Chris Matthews Show. Politics runs in his blood. In addition to working as a political journalist, he has served as a police officer on Capitol Hill, a staffer to Tip O’Neill and a speechwriter to Jimmy Carter, among many other jobs inside the Beltway.
Matthews can add storytelling to his list of gigs. In Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, he revels in his accomplished gift of gab and well-timed blarney that enlivens the pages of this personal portrait of John F. Kennedy, that, he says happily, captures “the Irish thing, the class thing, the Harvard thing, the whole package.”