Rachel Maddow Explains How She Handles Gay Rights on Her Show

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Dec. 22 2011 1:17 PM

“I Am Not Trying To Change the Country”

How Rachel Maddow handles gay rights on her show.

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Rachel Maddow

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As an openly gay host of a primetime news program, Rachel Maddow knows she has a ready-made platform on the issue of gay rights. But the MSNBC host says she doesn’t let her own sexual identity dictate her editorial choices on issues like same-sex marriage.

Maddow recently sat down with Jacob Weisberg for the latest interview in our ongoing series "Conversations With Slate." Here’s the third installment.

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Look out for one more excerpt from the Maddow interview in the days ahead, along with an audio podcast of the entire conversation.









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