The program is based on the best-selling book, Hubris, written by investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn. (Corn is the Mother Jones reporter who broke the Romney "47% tape.") During the past week, Maddow has been showing several clips, which come across as scathing. Her comment about the broadcast is, “A lot of people aren’t going to be happy about this.”
The special will be broadcast in the regular timeslot of The Rachel Maddow Show, which is 6 PM and 9 PM in Los Angeles.