The host of a politically oriented cable news show has been chosen to receive the 2010 Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award from the Interfaith Alliance, according to the Huffington Post.
Rachel Maddow, the host of MSNBC’s "The Rachel Maddow Show," will receive the award, given in recognition of "individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation," the story says. The award will be presented in New York in October.
Alongside Maddow, an outspoken liberal, Chautauqua Institution Department of Religion Director the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell will also be honored with the prize. They join the ranks of Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Larry King and others who have received the award.