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A Tale Of Two Interviews: Matthews/Gingrich and Cooper/Guangcheng

There were a pair of big interviews on cable news this week, both of the very different in both tone and content.

As we noted, CNN secured the first TV interview with Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who told Anderson Cooper “I didn’t see much hope” while being detained by Chinese authorities:

On MSNBC, Chris Matthews had a sometimes contentious, often funny interview with former GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Among the revelations: his favorite snake is a python:

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