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Captain of the punditocracy Chris Matthews came up the hard way in Washington. The hard-charging host of MSNBC's daily talk-fest, "Hardball," started life in the nation's Capitol as a Capitol Hill policeman — a starch shirt, gun-on-hip security guard.

But that was before he worked for Jimmy Carter and Tip O'Neill and, more lately, spent his days dogging politicians all over cable TV.

Chris Matthews talks fast, talks loud, and wants you to know he plays hardball with the high and mighty. Now he's turned life coach and says: model your life on the politicians.

This hour, On Point: TV talk man, Chris Matthews.Guests:

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," and author of the new book "Life's a Campaign."

This program aired on October 24, 2007.

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