(Mattews, Chris) Chris Matthews began his career by working on the staffs of four Democratic Members of Congress before moving on to print media. In 1997, Matthews began his own talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which airs every weeknight on MSNBC. He is the author of seven best-selling books, including Jack Kennedy—Elusive Hero; Tip and the Gipper—When Politics Worked; and Kennedy and Nixon; Hardball. Now, with the publication of Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (Simon & Schuster), Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. But RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians—both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy.