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Rachel Maddow speaks highly of Tucker Carlson in a new interview: 'Tucker's doing great right now'

Added 08-08-22 01:14:03am EST - “In an interview in the September issue of Vanity Fair, Rachel Maddow credited the Fox News host with her first paid TV gig on his MSNBC show "Tucker" in 2005.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Rachel Maddow speaks highly of Tucker Carlson in a new interview: 'Tucker's doing great right now'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rachel Maddow spoke highly of Tucker Carlson in an exclusive interview from the September issue of Vanity Fair published on Sunday, saying "Tucker's doing great right now."

It was Maddow's first interview since scaling back from "The Rachel Maddow Show" — the nightly program she hosts on MSNBC.

Earlier this year, Maddow announced she'd be going on hiatus for a few months after helming the highly rated show since 2008. She returned in April but negotiated a multi-million dollar deal to only be on-air once a week.

While the interview touched on numerous topics, including her evolving career, in a surprising segment, Maddow was asked about the ever-changing landscape of cable news and pointed to Carlson's career trajectory. 

"But look at Tucker's career. The first show I worked on was his 11 o'clock show on MSNBC that nobody remembers. But he was always kicking around the business and has always been talented. It just—this turned out to be his moment," she said.

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