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Yes, yes, the show (MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann) has only just started. As a huge Rachel Maddow fan, I'm probably as nervous as she is! She sounds really good in the intro. More after the show.
UPDATE: The program is about over, and short answer: Rachel was great.
Several months ago, when there were rumors swirling that MSNBC was giving Rachel her own show, I was an eensy bit apprehensive. Radio personalities sometimes don't translate well to TV (or vice-versa, witness Bill O'Reilly). I needn't have worried. Rachel was her usual affable self, didn't trip over words any more than Keith Olbermann does, and came off both breezy and smart.
Of all the substitute hosts MSNBC has used for the program, Rachel Maddow is the only one who made the program just as good as when its usual host is on air. Way to go, Rachel!