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Mike Barnicle is an award-winning writer and media personality. He is a political analyst for MSNBC and a frequent contributor – and occasional guest host -- on the network’s "Hardball with Chris Matthews.” Barnicle can also been seen regularly on NBC’s Today Show and MSNBC’s Scarborough Country. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, he has written nearly 4,000 columns collectively for New York Daily News, Boston Herald, Newsweek, and The Boston Globe, where he rose to prominence with his biting, satirical, and at times, heart-wrenching columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston’s working and middle classes. His articles also have appeared in Esquire, George and ESPN Magazine. Until recently Barnicle hosted a morning drive-time talk radio program on WTKK-FM in Boston and for years has been a frequent guest on Imus in the Morning. Since 1982, Barnicle has been a regular contributor to WCVB-TV’s nightly news magazine, "Chronicle." His award-winning documentaries include “Armed and Dangerous,” which examined the proliferation of guns in the U.S., and “Justice on Trial,” an expose on the Massachusetts judicial system.