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Maddow, Rachel (b. 1973)  
 
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In March 2010, "The Rachel Maddow Show" received a GLAAD Media Award for its series on legislation in Uganda, inspired by American Christian anti-gay activists, that would make homosexuality a crime punishable by death.

On October 24, 2010, Maddow was honored with the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award from the Interfaith Alliance. The award recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom, and reinvigorate informed civic participation.

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    Bibliography
   

Corliss, Richard. "Rachel Maddow: MSNBC's New Voice." Time (September 8, 2008): http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1838192,00.html

Kurtz, Howard. "Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's Newest Left Hand." Washington Post (August 27, 2008): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/ 2008/08/27/ST2008082703302.html

O'Connor, Rory. "Rachel Maddow: Progressive Media's Next Mainstream Star." AlterNet (April 10, 2008): http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/81912/

Olson, Alix. "Rachel Maddow: Straight Talk." Velvet Park Magazine (Summer 2005): http://www.alixolson.com/articles/velvetpark/velvet_maddow.html

Steinberg, Jacques. "Now in Living Rooms, the Host Apparent." New York Times (July 17, 2008): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/arts/television/17madd.html?ref=media

Traister, Rebecca. "Mad for Rachel Maddow." The Nation (August 18, 2008): http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080818/traister

 

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    Author: Anderson, Sara  
    Entry Title: Maddow, Rachel  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
 
    Publication Date: 2008  
    Date Last Updated October 28, 2010  
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