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Rachel Maddow Marks Five Year Anniversary Of MSNBC Show (VIDEO)

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Monday was the five-year anniversary of Rachel Maddow's show.

"The Rachel Maddow Show" debuted September 2008, and has since become a ratings jewel for MSNBC.

"Five years has flown by, but we all here are quite acutely conscious of what a rare thing it is for a show in this business to make it to five years," Maddow said Monday. "Speaking for myself, I feel lucky and blessed and grateful — grateful to MSNBC for putting us on the air, grateful to the best staff in television who I get to work with every day, and grateful most of all to you."

Her colleagues at MSNBC also had warm wishes for the host. "Rachel, my friend, happy fifth anniversary," Andrea Mitchell said Monday. Mitchell called the occasion "a big deal," adding, "Enjoy and congratulations to you and your team for the next five and five more after that."

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