As the events leading up to the California gubernatorial race heat up, bringing a myriad of characters from Hollywood, big business, and politics, “Hardball with Chris Matthews” will take the show on the road to telecast live from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the state capital, Sacramento, beginning Labor Day, Sept. 1 and continuing through the recall on Oct. 7.
MATTHEWS WILL COVER all the aspects of the intensifying recall race and interview the candidates, consultants and others who make up the recall landscape. “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” telecasts weeknights 7-8 p.m. (ET) on MSNBC.
“This is a historic time for the state of California,” says Matthews. “The recall has become a story of national import, and Schwarzenegger, in particular, is a force to be reckoned with. We’re going out there to talk to all of the key players and deliver its ultimate resolution to viewers nationwide.”
In addition to serving as host of “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” each week, Matthews leads a roundtable of reporters, editors and political news columnists as host of the syndicated “The Chris Matthews Show.” The program is produced by NBC News and distributed in national syndication by NBC Enterprises.
A television news anchor with remarkable depth and breadth of experience, Matthews has distinguished himself as a syndicated columnist, journalist, Washington bureau chief, Presidential speechwriter and best-selling author.