Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997– )

TV Series   |    |  News, Talk-Show

Episode Guide
Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997) Poster

Starting on CNBC in 1997 and changing to MSNBC in 1999, Chris Matthews asks the tough questions in gut-renching political and social debates with celebrity and non-celebrity guests.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.



See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

14 July 2008 | PoliticalJunky
| Chris Matthews is no Tim Russert
Chris Matthews seems to put down his guests when they are not in complete lockstep with him. He immediately interrupts them with "I hear ya", or "uh-huh" meaning he's no longer listening to what they have to say. He usually has interesting and knowledgeable guests that he loves to talk over and try to show his superior intelligence. He filibusters trying to make his point and then asks them to agree with what he said. Most of the time he makes little sense or tries to make a point that seems to be meaningless. A good example is his love affair with Obama that is unbelievable but understandable because he loves to talk in circles and so does Obama. Matthews has indicated that he would like to be the Washington news bureau chief as well as anchor "Meet the Press". Based upon his commentary and conduct on "Hardball" NBC cannot possibly consider him to be a replacement for Tim Russert with all of his biases and his inability to listen to opposing viewpoints.

More Like This

  • The Rachel Maddow Show

    The Rachel Maddow Show

  • The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

    The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

  • All In with Chris Hayes

    All In with Chris Hayes

  • Morning Joe

    Morning Joe

  • AM Joy

    AM Joy

  • The Beat with Ari Melber

    The Beat with Ari Melber

  • The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

    The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

  • Anderson Cooper 360°

    Anderson Cooper 360°

  • Deadline: White House

    Deadline: White House

  • Meet the Press

    Meet the Press

  • The Lead with Jake Tapper

    The Lead with Jake Tapper

  • MTP Daily

    MTP Daily

Did You Know?


Plot Summary


News | Talk-Show

The Incredible Way 'Alita: Battle Angel' Came to Life

IMDb went to New Zealand to learn how Alita: Battle Angel star Rosa Salazar and the artists at Weta Digital used VFX to bring the awe-inspiring world to life.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com