Matt Gunther

Photographed Rachel Maddow for MSNBC’s “Lean Forward” campaign.

Rachel Maddow for MSNBC’s “Lean Forward” campaign.

Spike Lee was directing the motion component. Like her or not, (for that matter, like MSNBC or not) after spending a few hours with her at 30 Rock, I gained an appreciation for her tireless work ethic, and her intense love of her craft…it was a pleasure to witness.