A rare interview with one of television’s most beloved stars. We all remember his days as Alex P. Keaton, but now at 51, Michael J. Fox is gearing up as a comeback kid with a return to television. The actor, philanthropist, and father of four opens up about parenting, his family and favorite on-screen roles. Plus, he talks candidly about living and working with Parkinson’s Disease and how it will be a part of his new script.
It was a bitter fight until the very end. But after months on the campaign trail, millions spent on advertising and strong opposition, President Obama will spend four more years as president of the United States. It was a history-making night for many reasons, including breaking records in social media because so many people had something to say about these election results. That’s why we invited someone who always has an opinion, Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly, to give us his reaction to last night’s results.
“The Republican party has to reassess its message.” -Bill O’Reilly
@katieshow I do think Sandy helped. But it wasn’t deciding factor. Coincidentally, Katrina killed Bush, Sandy “helped” Obama.
— Undercover Mother (@UndrcvrMother) November 7, 2012
Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” also joined Katie to give his reaction to the president’s re-election and what it means for the country going forward.
“One party was compassionate, open and modern. And the other party was basically stuck in the past.” -Chris Matthews
@katieshow Chris Matthews is absolutely right on with his beliefs about the Republican Party!
— Leesa Newbold (@leesaanewbold) November 7, 2012
Long before Bill and Chris were on the air, Alex P. Keaton was the most political guy on TV. From his famous role on “Family Ties” to his roles in movies like “Secret of My Success” and “Back to the Future,” Michael J. Fox is one of the most beloved actors of all time. And since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, Michael J. Fox has gone from actor to tenacious advocate, marshaling scientists, politicians, and financial experts to try to find a cure for the disease. He weighed in on last night’s election and spoke candidly about live and working with Parkinson’s disease.
“I feel better than I look.” -Michael J. Fox
— Kristi Carroll (@_KristiC_) November 7, 2012
Next year, Michael J. Fox will be making s triumphant return to series television in a comedy for NBC. The dad of four opens up about why he’s diving back into TV and the inspiration behind the new show.
“She’s the CEO of the family.” -Michael J. Fox
— Meaghan (@meaghan416) November 7, 2012
Our next two guests were not even twinkles in their father’s eyes when Michael J. Fox was starring in his first TV series “Family Ties,” but these two high school seniors from Las Vegas say they are the show’s biggest fans. We decided to see who knew more about the show, Michael or them! And to up the stakes, we are giving $1000 to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for every correct answer.
“It’s flattering, but it’s odd!” -Michael J. Fox
@katieshow micheal j. fox is such an inspiring person <3 today’s show made me cry. you are wonderful, thank you :)
— stephanie ✌ (@shorency_) November 7, 2012