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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 
  Is Democracy in America Working? 30x34: (Nov/12/1995) As Himself 
  Is the Anti-Terror Bill a Danger to Civil Liberties? Part II 30x27: (Aug/11/1995) As Himself 
  Is the Anti-Terror Bill a Danger to Civil Liberties? Part I 30x26: (Aug/10/1995) As Himself 
  Separation of Church and State: Part II: the Social Aspect 29x24: (Sep/09/1994) As Himself 
  Separation of Church and State: Part I: the Constitutional Aspect 29x23: (Sep/08/1994) As Himself 
  Welfare: Good or Bad? Part II 29x06: (Mar/16/1994) As Himself 
  Welfare: Good or Bad? Part I 29x05: (Mar/15/1994) As Himself 
  The Religious Right or Wrong? 28x30: (Sep/10/1993) As Himself 
  The Religious Right Argument 28x29: (Sep/09/1993) As Himself 
  Women's Right to Fight 28x08: (Mar/19/1993) As Himself 
  Should Women Be in Combat? 28x07: (Mar/18/1993) As Himself 
  What's Wrong with the Deficit? Part II 27x32: (Dec/09/1992) As Himself 
  What's Wrong with the Deficit? Part I 27x31: (Dec/08/1992) As Himself 
  How Far Can Political Ads Go? 26x25: (Sep/18/1991) As Himself 
  Does Appalachia Deserve Our Tax Money? 25x34: (Oct/14/1990) As Himself 
  Are Presidential Campaigns Mostly Theater? 25x28: (Sep/22/1990) As Himself 
  William F. Buckley on Firing Line 25x25: (Aug/03/1990) As Himself 
  The Opposition to Cuomo 25x18: (Jul/10/1990) As Himself 
  What Do They Do About Drugs in England and Amsterdam? 25x11: (May/22/1990) As Himself 
  Student Concerns and Fears 24x39: (Nov/23/1989) As Himself 
  What's Wrong with America? 24x35: (Nov/19/1989) As Himself 
  Michael Harrington Remembered 24x24: (Sep/07/1989) As Himself 
  What About the New French Abortion Pill? 23x37: (Nov/30/1988) As Himself 
  The Long Not-So-Hot Campaign 23x31: (Oct/12/1988) As Himself 
  Who Should Be Vice-President and Why? 23x17: (Jul/06/1988) As Himself 
  A Bishop Rethinks Sexuality 23x16: (Jun/17/1988) As Himself 
  Update on Drug Legalization 23x15: (Jun/10/1988) As Himself 
  The Central American Mess 23x14: (Jun/09/1988) As Himself 
  Dirty Rock Lyrics 23x13: (Jun/08/1988) As Himself 
  How Do Conservatives View 1988? 22x44: (Dec/31/1987) As Himself 
  Human Rights, Foreign Policy, and Ronald Reagan 21x40: (Oct/19/1986) As Himself 
  What's Wrong with the Political Parties? 21x06: (Jan/18/1986) As Himself 
  Do We Have a Foreign Policy? 20x30: (Sep/04/1985) As Himself 
  Three Against One 20x28: (Jul/31/1985) As Himself 
  Buckley's Turn to Explain Himself 18x03: (Jan/24/1983) As Himself 
  Nuclear Hysteria? 18x01: (Jan/05/1983) 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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