31 Facts About Michael Medved

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Michael Saul Medved was born on October 3,1948 and is an American radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic.

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Michael Medved's talk show, The Michael Medved Show, is syndicated from his home station KTTH in Seattle.

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Michael Medved was born on October 3,1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents Renate and David Bernard Medved.

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4.

Michael Medved was raised in San Diego, California, where his father worked as a defense contractor for Convair and NASA.

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5.

Michael Medved received his B A with honors in 1969, and later attended Yale Law School, though he did not finish his JD degree.

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6.

Michael Medved wrote The Shadow Presidents: The Secret History of the Chief Executives and Their Top Aides, a study of the leading White House assistants since the establishment of the presidential staff in 1857.

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In 1984, Michael Medved wrote Hospital: The Hidden Lives of a Medical Center Staff, which was discussed in Time, on ABC's Nightline, and Good Morning America.

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8.

In collaboration with his brother, Harry Michael Medved, he wrote four satirical books about movies: The Fifty Worst Films of All Time, The Golden Turkey Awards, The Hollywood Hall of Shame and Son of Golden Turkey Awards.

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In November 2008, Michael Medved released his eleventh nonfiction book, The 10 Big Lies About America: Combating Destructive Distortions About Our Nation.

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10.

Michael Medved's commentary centered on what he considered bad movies, particularly in "The Golden Turkey Awards".

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11.

In 1984, Michael Medved joined Sneak Previews, the weekly movie review show originated by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, co-hosting it for 12 years with Jeffrey Lyons.

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In 1993, Michael Medved became chief film critic for the New York Post, a position he held for five years, during which he reviewed more than 700 movies for the paper.

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13.

Michael Medved became an outspoken defender of Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ, which had been criticized as antisemitic by many prominent Jewish groups.

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Michael Medved said that the inclusion of this theme in the film was "deeply misleading" because it was marketed as a Rocky-esque tale of a plucky female underdog in the boxing arena.

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Michael Medved said he carefully avoided revealing the final turn in the plot, but felt honor-bound to inform his listeners and readers about the movie's content and point of view.

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16.

In 1996 Michael Medved was offered his own local show on a major Seattle radio station.

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17.

Michael Medved said that his show would continue in a "new format" at the same time.

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18.

Michael Medved's show continues in that time slot on fewer stations.

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19.

Michael Medved describes the show as "Your Daily Dose of Debate", often focused on listeners who call in to debate issues with the host.

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20.

Michael Medved describes himself as "your cultural crusader on politics and pop culture" and common themes on his show include current events, politics, American history and the entertainment industry.

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21.

Michael Medved writes a regular column for USA Today and is a member of the Board of Contributors for USA Todays Forum Page, part of the newspaper's Opinion section.

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22.

Michael Medved writes occasional op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal and blogged daily at Townhall.

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23.

Michael Medved wrote the 1992 book Hollywood vs America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values, a condemnation of violence in cinema.

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24.

Michael Medved has argued that voters in the American Jewish community do not necessarily embrace candidates based on their support for the state of Israel as much as they passionately oppose candidates based on their identification with Christianity, especially the Christian Right.

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25.

Michael Medved criticized Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, taking a Never Trump stance.

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26.

Michael Medved is married to Diane Elvenstar Michael Medved; the couple have three children.

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27.

In 1991, Michael Medved co-founded Toward Tradition in Washington state with Orthodox rabbi Daniel Lapin and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

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28.

Also with Lapin, Michael Medved helped revitalize the Pacific Jewish Center, an Orthodox synagogue in Venice, California.

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29.

For fifteen years, Michael Medved served as president of PJC, which states that its mission is outreach to unaffiliated and disconnected Jews.

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30.

In November 2007, Michael Medved became a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, hub of the intelligent design movement.

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31.

On January 30,2015, Michael Medved announced during his live radio broadcast that he would take an indefinite leave of absence from the show to undergo treatment for throat cancer.

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