If you get the chance to watch the Rachel Maddow show from July 6 & 7, she reported live from Afghanistan. I think this has to be about the best television anchoring I have seen over the course of this nine year old war. Rachel Maddow is a bit chirpy and occasional comes off to some people as sanctimonious, but I think she is a fantastic anchor and interviewer. She asks smart, thoughtful, and often challenging questions to her guests while treating them with respect. The reporting that she has done on the Gulf Oil Spill and now in Afghanistan should win this girl a Peabody. To top it off she is an out loud, and proud mixologist (she also happens to be lesbian).