Valley's Own Rachel Maddow Go
Rachel! Go Rachel! Keep
up the Fabulous Work. Thank you for presenting
that which is real.
As Stephen Colbert said at the 2006 White
House Correspondents Dinner,
"Reality has a well known liberal bias."
Grad To Host Nationwide MSNBC Show By : Robert Souza : 8/26/08
Castro Valley Forum
If you’re watching the Democratic
National Convention on MSNBC this week, you’re likely to see political
commentator Rachel Maddow, who grew up in Castro Valley.
“Rachel has, and always had,
tremendous energy,” said her mom, Castro Valley resident Elaine Maddow
in an interview at The Forum office Friday. “We keep saying to ourselves
who is that kid and where did she come from?”
Elaine and Rachel’s Father
Robert both agree it is somewhat surreal to see their daughter on national
television. “It’s all incredible, and we are very proud of her,” said Robert.
Bay's Rachel Maddow is cable's new talk-show titan By Chuck Barney
Contra Costa Times
Article Last Updated: 10/14/2008 06:25:39
It's about 10:30 p.m. in
New York and Rachel Maddow has just finished her nightly television gig
at the MSNBC studio in Rockefeller Center, but she's still very much "wired."
Now, she just desperately wants to cop some z's. (more)
When Left is Right Rachel Maddow always
thought she was an outsider. How did she become a star? Julia Baird
From the magazine issue dated Dec 1, 2008
"Can you believe that sellout,
Barack Obama?" says Rachel Maddow, looking around the room. "Let's hit
him from the left!" It's 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, and the six-foot-tall Maddow,
wearing her trademark baggy 501 jeans and thick-soled sneakers, has just
burst into her staff meeting in a small office at 30 Rockefeller Plaza,
home of MSNBC. (more)
Maddow on California Water Security by: Robert in Monterey
Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 12:56:42 PM PST
Rachel Maddow is more than
just an excellent TV host and progressive hero. She's also a policy geek
who hails from Castro Valley and who, because of her father's long experience
working for East Bay MUD, knows a LOT about California water policy. (more)
Valley High School Graduation Speech
Maddow's wishes for her home town Castro Valley, California.
text from her Castro Valley High School graduation speech
year is 1990, we’re living in the San Francisco Bay Area and this community
is still pushing to ban textbooks and is still upset that there is not
prayer in schools.
Valley has the potential to be an exciting, interesting progressive community.
But the people that dominate it today I don’t think are ready to let that
those of you who are getting fulltime jobs, joining the military or are
going to college, I implore you; give something back to this town!
will carry the Castro Valley High School Diploma with us for the rest of
our lives. We can turn this community around and let the existing oligarchy
here know that we won’t stand for their closed mindedness.
the class of 1990 can make Castro Valley an interesting and exciting place
to live, believe it or not. We, We alone are the ones who have to do it.
We can’t leave it up to our elders anymore because tonight we become those
to the class of 1990 I commend you on 4 years well spent. I think we made
an original impression on this school that will last for a long time. But
we have to do more.
assume that things won’t change here where you live. Make them Change.
I wish the class of 1990 the best of luck in everything we choose to do.
I warn the rest of this community here we come! Thank you.