When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts - let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning "news." As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky's blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel - and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
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Swing Vote movie trailer - starring Dennis Hopper, Kevin Costner, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, George Lopez, Paula Patton. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. Theatrical Release Date: 8/1/2008
Produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), director Roger Michell's comedic glimpse into the cutthroat world of live television finds a desperate female news producer (Rachel McAdams) attempting to put out the flames between an anchorman (Harrison Ford) and his blustery but iconic cohost (Diane Keaton) in a last-ditch effort to save their failing morning show. Jeff Goldblum co-stars in the Paramount Pictures production.
An old-school anchorman who quit his longtime evening newscast because of its new, gossipy ways is recruited by a hotshot producer whose looking to revive a failing morning show.
For Becky (Rachel McAdams, "The Notebook"), running a TV show in New York City was the big break she dreamed of until star co-anchors Mike (Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones) and Colleen (Diane Keaton, "Something's Gotta Give") declare an all-out, on-air war. Making the show work with its cast of eccentric characters and outrageous story angles will take a major miracle, but Becky is ready to rise and outshine.
Kevin Costner stars in Swing Vote, a clever, feel-good "landslide comedy winner. So funny and inspiring you'll stand up and cheer!" (Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com) Bud Johnson's an ordinary dad drifting through life, caring about nothing except his overachieving daughter Molly. Trying to encourage him to get involved, Molly accidentally sets off a chain of events on Election Day that ends with the presidential race coming down to one vote, Bud's. Comedic chaos ensues as Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci and George Lopez give all-star support in a witty and uplifting film that's "charming, funny, smart, touching and profound!" (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood).
In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Kevin Costner stars in SWING VOTE, a clever, feel-good "landslide comedy winner. So funny and inspiring you'll stand up and cheer!" (Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com) Bud Johnson's an ordinary dad drifting through life, caring about nothing except his overachieving daughter Molly. Trying to encourage him to get involved, Molly accidentally sets off a chain of events on Election Day that ends with the presidential race coming down to one vote - Bud's. Comedic chaos ensues as Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, and George Lopez give all-star support in a witty and uplifting film that's "charming, funny, smart, touching and profound!" (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood)
Comedy superstar, Robin Williams (RV, The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire), plays Tom Dobbs, a comedian who made it to the top by telling it like it is. When he decides to run for President to unleash his trademark comic rants on the powers that be, something extraordinary happens - he wins! From the director of Good Morning, Vietnam and Wag the Dog comes an irreverent comedy hit with a hilarious all-star cast that is sure to win your vote for best comedy of the year!
Guests: John Cleese, Seth Rogen, Chrystia Freeland, Chris Matthews, Roland Martin.
Larry plays a game of “Hardball” with MSNBC host Chris Matthews. Matthews sounds off on partisan anger today, his cable news competition & how politics have changed since his days as a top Congressional aide during the Reagan administration.
Chris Matthews talks about his new book, which chronicles the odd-couple relationship between President Reagan and Tip ONeill.
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Season Two Premiere. Will and the News Night staff are questioned by their lawyer about a story they've aired that's become a network crisis. An on-air remark from Will has him pulled from 9/11 anniversary coverage. Jim volunteers to cover for an embed reporter on the Romney campaign, and Neal investigates the beginnings of Occupy Wall Street.
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Chris Matthews; Analysis of Last Night's Presidential Debate; Barbara Simons
Broadcaster Chris Mathews joins Stephen to discuss his newest book "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero."
Alicia races to win a stay of execution for a guilty man who has information which will keep another client from a murder conviction. Meanwhile, Eli tries to get ahead of a client’s potential scandal and Kalinda may have met her match.
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President Martinez and his longtime Chief of Staff (guest star Roger Bart) charge the intelligence community with decrypting Thomas's satellite message, but more importantly determining to whom it was sent. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Capital, Alaskan Senator Catherine Lewis (guest star Virginia Madsen, "Sideways") begins her first day on the job. Sophia has an emotional reunion with Michael Buchanan. Elsewhere, Sean and Leila get a fresh lead on the whereabouts of Samantha, while Dempsey (guest star Hal Holbrook, "Water for Elephants") foretells the future.
Chris Matthews of MSNBC's 'Hardball'; Chris Anderson, TED Conference; James Kaplan
Veteran political talk show host Chris Matthews discusses the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address on the Report.
Chris Matthews and David Brooks on President Obama; Economists Joseph Stiglitz and Richard Berner
Guests: Alec Baldwin, Chris Matthews, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD), Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Garry Shandling. HBO talk show hosted by politically incorrect muse Bill Maher features an opening monologue, 'roundtable' discussions with Maher and a guest forum, segments with other special guests, special taped segments, and Maher's popular 'New Rules' segment.
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