If there’s any politician more equipped to offer expertise on TV, it’s Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is almost never not a guest on any one of the Sunday news shows. He’s offering his advice to his daughter Meghan, according to an interview she did with Take Part.
“He does give me advice, especially when I was working at MSNBC, he would give me a lot of advice,” Meghan said in the interview. “Cable news makes you do things in short sound bites, and just working at a liberal network was complicated being a Republican. He gave me advice all the time. He would watch my hits. He would make his staff record them and he would give me feedback, which is so sweet and so awesome. He’d help me a lot with interviews and just navigating things. I’ve made mistakes and he’s always been very forgiving about it.”
Meghan has been recording her own traveling TV show, which debuts this summer. She described it as… “Meet the Press meets [MTV's] Jackass.”
“He’s so supportive of this show just because I’m so excited about it and I’m having a good time,” McCain said of her father. “I’m excited for him to come and see it, because it’s one thing to say you have a television show, but it’s another thing to wake up every morning and have 50 people waiting for you to tape a show. I think when he sees it, he’ll get a really good idea. I think he’ll be real supportive.”