No question hosting a daily television show is an exhausting endeavor. The constant performance, always being “on” when the cameras are rolling, combined with the pressure of being well-informed enough on daily news to avoid the sort of gaffes that get you covered by media critics, is enough to drive one mad.
But this is why hosts and anchors are so richly rewarded. It is a lucrative and unforgiving business that requires intelligence, rigor, and stamina. Television personalities earn a lot of money. They also get many vacation days to recharge their batteries. But some personalities get more days off than others.
Take, for example, the co-hosts of MSNBC’s morning show Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinksi, who are now married,