Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk
show host, best-selling author and veteran film critic. His daily three-hour
program, emphasizing the intersection of politics and pop culture, reaches
close to 5 million listeners in over 200 markets, coast to coast. For twelve
consecutive years, he's been listed by Talkers Magazine as one of their
"Heavy Hundred" most important American talk show hosts, and for
seven of those years his show has also been listed as one of the ratings top
Born in Philadelphia, raised in San Diego, Mr. Medved graduated with honors
from Yale and then attended Yale Law School-where his classmates included
Bill and Hillary Clinton. After working as a screenwriter in Hollywood, he
reviewed movies for CNN, and later as chief film critic for the New York
Post. He also served for twelve years as co-host of "Sneak
Previews," the nationally televised weekly movie review show on PBS-TV.
Mr. Medved is the author of twelve non-fiction books, including the national
bestseller What Really Happened to the Class of '65 (the basis for a popular
TV series on NBC), as well as the definitive history of the White House
chiefs of staff, The Shadow Presidents. His most influential - and
controversial - work was a best-selling indictment of the entertainment
industry, Hollywood vs. America. England's prestigious Guardian newspaper
wrote: "Just Occasionally, a book changes the way the world thinks.
Michael Medved's Hollywood vs. America is such a book." Mr.
Medved then collaborated with his wife, Dr. Diane Medved, a clinical psychologist
and author in her own right, on Saving Childhood: Protecting Our Children
from the National Assault on Innocence. In October 1998, the Wall
Street Journal wrote: "If Saving Childhood isn't an important book,
I don't know what one would look like." His book, Right Turns,
drew rave reviews for its "lively and intimate" description of his
transition from "punk liberal activist" to "lovable
Michael's book The 10 Big Lies About
America, spent twelve weeks on the New York Times extended
bestseller list, and became a Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club.
The follow-up volume, The 5 Big Lies
About American Business, will be released
Mr. Medved has been a frequent guest on all the major TV talk shows,
including Larry King Live, Nightline, Oprah, David Letterman, Good Morning
America, CNN's Reliable Sources and countless others. His columns on media
and society appear regularly in USA Today, where he serves as a member
of the Board of Contributors.