This new MSNBC show, at ten on Friday nights so it competes with Bill Maher's HBO show (but obviously can be watched in repeats or on demand or etc.) is like a better Charlie Rose show for me (and yes, full disclosure Alec is a friend, but I'd still prefer his questioning to Rose's even if he weren't).
So far I've been enlightened and entertained by his discussions with guests like Bill De Blasio and Debra Winger. Both those shows were revealing in ways I've never seen on other interview shows. As was the one tonight with Chris Matthews, who I thought I'd had enough of but saw in his exchanges with Alec what made Matthews a media force in the first place, the insight and analysis based on his political experience seemed much more accessibly intelligent instead of egocentrically belligerent or dismissive as he sometimes can seem on his own show.
I learned some things and had a few laughs and actually got some clarity on a few issues I was a little fuzzy on. So I look forward to more of the same. The show is kind of like this blog in the sense that it swings from the entertainment business to the arts to politics, and all based on personal experience and interests. Go Alec.