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Michael Kinsley

Mostly Credited As: Michael Kinsley
Birth Name: Michael Kinsley
Date Of Birth: March 09, 1951 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan

Michael Kinsley


Liberal journalist, editor, columnist, and political pundit best known to television views as the long-time co-host of the CNN political debate program Crossfire. Stepped down from that program in 1996 to become the editor of Slate, an on-line magazine owned by Microsoft, a position which he held until 2002. Served a brief stint as editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times from 2003-04 and is currently a columnist with Time magazine.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Crossfire (US) (1982)As: Himself (Co-Host 1989 - 1995)
Episode Cast Credits 

Frontline (US) (1983) 
  My Father, My Brother and Me 27x03: (Feb/03/2009) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Michael Kinsley 08x66: (May/15/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Firing Line (1966) 
  The End of Firing Line: Part II 34x37: (Dec/15/1999) As Himself 
  The End of Firing Line: Part I 34x36: (Dec/14/1999) As Himself 
  Regulating Cybersmut, Part II 31x08: (Feb/25/1996) As Himself 
  Regulating Cybersmut, Part I 31x07: (Feb/23/1996) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Bob Dole, Ted Koppel, Mary Chapin Carpenter 04x44: (Nov/08/1996) As Himself (cameo) 
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Trivia

Graduated from Harvard in 1972.

Attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.

First television gig was as moderator of the PBS political discussion program Firing Line.

In 2002, announced he was suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

Is of the Jewish religious faith.

Michael Kinsley Quotes
Kinsley: A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.

Kinsley: The scandal isn't what's illegal; it's what's legal.

Kinsley: Ambition can never be naked in a political campaign. It must be clothed in deceit.

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