From former president Jimmy Carter:
Congratulations on seven successful years of hosting HARDBALL. We have always admired your incisive reporting on the political scene in Washington and other critical global issues. MSNBC is a welcome player in the all news field on television. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, the ever-serious Jimmy Carter.
From the office of Nancy Reagan:
Dear Chris, it hardly seems possible, but I’m told you are celebrating your seventh anniversary today with HARDBALL. Congratulations. Wasn’t it just yesterday that my husband and I were in the White House and you were working with speaker Tip O‘Neill at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue? A lot of things have changed for both of us since then. You still have a passion for politics, though. And I do enjoy your fair and fearless approach to the issues of the day. Have a wonderful anniversary celebration. I hope to see you out in California soon. Sincerely, Nancy.