Hardball's Chris Matthews on 'When Politics Worked'

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Before he became a TV news anchor and commentator, Chris Matthews was a top aide to former House Speaker Tip O'Neill. In his newest book, "Tip and the Gipper," Matthews gives an inside view of O'Neill's political and personal relationship with Ronald Reagan, and how the pair negotiated deals on welfare and military operations despite their differences. We'll discuss the book, and what insights it offers into the current partial government shutdown.


Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews;" and author of "Tip and The Gipper: When Politics Worked"