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Michael Medved

Radio Talk Show Host, Author

Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three-hour show reaches 300 stations  and an audience of more than 4 million, placing him on the Talkers Magazine list of top ten political talk shows. Michael started Yale at age 16 as a National Merit Scholar and went on to attend Yale Law School. After several years as a campaign speechwriter and political consultant, Michael wrote his first bestseller at age 26, What Really Happened to the Class of '65? a skeptical reconsideration of the “counterculture” of the1960s that became a weekly TV series on NBC. Michael’s subsequent 12 books include The Shadow Presidents, hailed as the definitive history of White House chiefs of staff; Hollywood vs. America, a stinging indictment of the entertainment industry; and Right Turns, which chronicles Michael’s transformation from “punk liberal activist to lovable conservative curmudgeon.” His most recent book, The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic argues that a “pattern of happy accidents” is still a pattern, and sides with the Founders in seeing America as “fortune’s favorite” and “destiny’s darling.” Michael’s columns on politics and media appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, where he is a member of the Board of Contributors. He served as co-host of the popular weekly show Sneak Previews on PBS and was Chief Film Critic of the New York Post for five years.