How Rachel Maddow prepares those epic monologues
"Profiles: The Storyteller — How Rachel Maddow constructs a narrative," by The New Yorker's legendary Janet Malcolm:
"Maddow's artistry is most conspicuous in her monologues, which can span as long as twenty-four uninterrupted minutes... The hour of the show is the culmination for Maddow of a workday that starts at around 12:30 P.M. .. At two o'clock, she meets with her staff of twenty young men and women in a room equipped with a whiteboard." Then, she reads and reads.