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Lawrence O'Donnell      

Political Analyst, Author & Host of "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell"

Lawrence O'Donnell brings his extraordinary background in politics, entertainment and news as host of the "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell,” an MSNBC opinion and news program, airing weeknights.

O’Donnell was an MSNBC political analyst since the network's launch in 1996 and had previously appeared as a frequent guest host on MSNBC's primetime programs, weighing in on the headlines and what's behind them.

As a political commentator, O'Donnell has a history of hard-edged comments and controversial statements for which he has had to issue retractions.

Prior to joining MSNBC, O'Donnell was an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for the NBC series "The West Wing," where he brought real life experiences from the world of politics. He also appeared as a recurring character on the HBO series, “Big Love.”

His political background includes serving as Senior Advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Chief of Staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, and Chief of Staff of the Senate Finance Committee.

A writer prior to entering politics and government, O'Donnell was a political columnist for New York magazine and has written essays and articles for several publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, People, Spy, and Boston Magazine. He is also the author of the book Deadly Force.

O'Donnell has also appeared on NBC News' "Nightly News," "Today," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "Charlie Rose," and several other programs.

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The Last Word on Today's Headlines with Lawrence ODonnell

As host of his own nightly MSNBC show, Lawrence O'Donnell brings a unique background in politics, entertainment and news to millions.

Audiences can always count on O'Donnell to cut through the rhetoric and to deliver blunt and straightforward analysis of the important issues and compelling news stories of the day.

Sure to spark lively debate and thought-provoking discussion wherever he speaks, O'Donnell brings his unvarnished perspective to a variety of groups nationwide.

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