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Happy 5th anniversary, Rachel Maddow!

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Five years ago, The Rachel Maddow Show made its debut on MSNBC. Andrea Mitchell wished her friend a happy fifth anniversary Monday with a collection of her favorite Maddow moments (above).

“This is a big deal,” Mitchell said of Maddow’s five-year success, wishing her good luck “for the next five [years], and five more after that.”

And here’s an MSNBC video celebrating our colleague:

Happy 5th anniversary, Rachel Maddow!

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