Vice President Joe Biden will sit down with Lawrence O’Donnell on the premiere of "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell,” Monday, Sept. 27 on msnbc, 10-11 p.m. ET. O’Donnell will ask Biden about Christine O’Donnell’s campaign for his Senate seat, Bob Woodward’s book “Obama’s Wars,” and Democrats’ strategy for the congressional elections.
Also on the first week of “The Last Word,” O’Donnell will host New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Meghan McCain and Levi Johnston.
"The Last Word" will rely on O'Donnell's extraordinary background in politics, entertainment and news, providing the last word on the biggest issues and most compelling stories of the day.
O'Donnell has been a msnbc political analyst since the network's launch in 1996 and has been the regular guest host for "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." He has also guest hosted for "Hardball with Chris Matthews," "The Ed Show" and "The Rachel Maddow Show."
O'Donnell was an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for the NBC series "The West Wing" and was creator and executive producer of the NBC series "Mister Sterling."
From 1989 through 1992, O'Donnell served as Senior Advisor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In 1992, he was the Chief of Staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works. From 1993 through 1995 he was the Chief of Staff of the Senate Finance Committee. He first began working with Sen. Moynihan as Director of Communications in the Senator's 1988 re-election campaign.
A writer prior to entering politics and government, O'Donnell published the book Deadly Force (1983), which was adapted as a CBS movie in 1986. He has written essays and articles for several publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Spy and Boston Magazine. O'Donnell has also appeared on NBC News' "Today," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "Charlie Rose" and several other programs. Suffolk University awarded O'Donnell an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, in 2001.
Izzy Povich is senior executive producer of "The Last Word." Greg Kordick is executive producer.