FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Michael Medved

Michael Medved (born October 3, 1948) is a Jewish-American, neoconservative radio talk show host, film critic, and author. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Neoconservatism describes several distinct political ideologies which are considered new forms of conservatism. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ... Authorship redirects here. ...

Contents

Early life

Michael Medved was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in San Diego, California, where his scientist father worked for the defense contractor Convair and later for NASA. Medved attended Palisades High School when the family moved to Los Angeles. He entered Yale University as a sixteen-year-old undergraduate, and was graduated with honors in 1969, and then entered Yale Law School, where he became a personal acquaintance of Hillary Rodham Clinton (see retroactive nomenclature). Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, universally known as Convair, was the result of a 1943 merger between Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft, resulting in a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States. ... This article is about the American space agency. ... Palisades Charter High School (usually abbreviated as Pali High, PaliHi, or uncommonly as PCHS / PHS ) is the main public high school serving the neighborhood of Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Sterling Law Building Sculptural ornamentation on the Sterling Law Building Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the Biggest loser/retard these united states have seen from New York. ... Retroactive nomenclature is the telling of the earlier history of a person, place or thing while referring to said person, place or thing by a name that came into use at a later date. ...


After his first year of law school, he left to work as as head speech writer for a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, and then for four years as a speech writer and political consultant. After political campaign work, including a position as an aide to Congressman Ron Dellums, Medved worked in advertising, and coordinated a campaign to recruit more African Americans and Hispanics to the police departments of the Californian cities of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. Ronald Vernie (Ron) Dellums (born November 24, 1935), U.S. Democratic Party politician, is the mayor of the City of Oakland, California. ...


After writing more than forty articles for the bestselling[citation needed] book The People's Almanac, Medved wrote What Really Happened to the Class of '65? with David Wallechinsky. Focusing on the post-graduation lives of thirty of Medved's Palisades High School classmates who were featured in a 1965 cover story in Time, the book became a bestseller in 1976. The book reached number three on bestseller several lists including the New York Times Bestseller list[citation needed]. The book also became the basis for a weekly TV series on NBC that ran for 13 weeks in 1978. The Peoples Almanac was a series of books published in the 1970s and 1980s by Irving Wallace, the novelist responsible for co-authoring the The Book of Lists series. ... David Wallechinsky (born 5 February 1948) is an Olympic historian, who worked as commentator for NBC Olympic coverage and is the author of many Olympic reference books and other reference books. ... Time (whose trademark is capitalized TIME) is a weekly American newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Times bestseller list is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Medved then wrote The Shadow Presidents: The Secret History of the Chief Executives and Their Top Aides (1979), a study of the leading White House assistants since the establishment of the presidential staff in 1857. The book included interviews with the chiefs of staff of presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. After the interviews, Medved continued his involvement in politics, becoming a friend of Ford's chief of staff, Dick Cheney, affiliating himself with the Republican Party, and campaigning for Ronald Reagan in 1980. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... For the victim of Mt. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... JFK redirects here. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... For other persons named Gerald Ford, see Gerald Ford (disambiguation). ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... “Reagan” redirects here. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1984, Medved wrote Hospital: The Hidden Lives of a Medical Center Staff, which was discussed in Time Magazine, on ABC's Nightline, and Good Morning America. The book focused on thirty staff people who worked together in a California teaching hospital. This article is about the year. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Nightline is a late-night hard and soft news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


Movie reviews

After Medved adapted Class of '65 for television, he continued his screenwriting work, writing for feature film projects and TV miniseries, and he joined the Writers Guild of America. He also collaborated with his brother, Harry Medved, on four satirical books about movies: The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (1979), The Golden Turkey Awards (1980) and The Hollywood Hall of Shame (1984) and "Son of Golden Turkey Awards" (1986). The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and television industries in the United States. ... The Fifty Worst Films Of All Time (ISBN 0449041395) is a 1978 book by Harry and Michael Medved, which represents their nominations for the 50 worst sound films ever made, in alphabetical order. ... The Golden Turkey Awards is a 1980 book by film critic Michael Medved and his brother Harry Medved. ... The Hollywood Hall of Shame is a 1984 book by Harry Medved and Michael Medved. ...


Medved continued to review movies, through a weekly review on CNN (1980-1983) and a show he hosted on British network Channel 4 called The Worst of Hollywood. His commentary centered on what he considered to be bad movies, particularly in "The Golden Turkey Awards". The film selected by the Medved Brothers as The Worst Film of All Time, Plan 9 from Outer Space, has since become a cult classic. This article is about the British television station. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


In 1984, Medved joined Sneak Previews, the weekly movie review show originated by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, co-hosting the program for twelve years with Jeffrey Lyons. Sneak Previews was a film review show that first aired aired on WTTW, a PBS television station in Chicago, Illinois, and found national airing as other PBS affiliates added the program to their schedules. ... Eugene Gene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was one of the worlds most successful film critics. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


In 1993, 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 newspaper. The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ...


More recently, Medved has played a prominent role in some movie-related controversies. Medved became an outspoken defender of Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of the Christ (2004) which was criticized as anti-Semitic by many prominent Jewish groups. After Mel Gibson's DUI arrest in July 2006, Medved wrote that he felt "betrayed" by Gibson's anti-Semitic outburst and urged Gibson to seek "reconciliation" with the Jewish community.[1] It has been suggested that Mel Gibson DUI incident be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the film. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Mel Gibson. ...


Some film critics including Roger Ebert and Jim Emerson criticized Medved for mentioning the "right to die/assisted suicide" theme in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby and these critics viewed Medved's statements as a plot spoiler. Medved stated 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.[2] Medved said that 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 provocative point of view. Roger Ebert criticized Medved, saying he is "a political commentator and no longer a film critic."[3] Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ... A spoiler is a summary or description of a narrative (or part of a narrative) that relates plot elements not revealed early in the narrative itself. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


Talk radio and political commentary

While focusing on the theme of Hollywood vs. America, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh interviewed Medved and then asked Medved to guest-host his talk show. Medved went on to serve as a regular guest-host for Limbaugh on close to thirty occasions. In 1996, Medved was offered his own local show on a major Seattle station. In his 2005 autobiographical book Right Turns: From Liberal Activist to Conservative Champion in 35 Unconventional Lessons, Medved says he welcomed the chance to escape "the movie ghetto" and to speak to a wider audience about politics and morality, which were a focus of his written commentary and books. Medved's show was aired in Seattle and syndicated through Salem Radio Network. Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host and political commentator. ... Salem Communications is a Christian radio company operating in the United States, with 95 stations across the country that are primarily located in the nations biggest markets. ...


His three hour daily show is now broadcast on 200 stations coast to coast and reaches more than 2.5 million listeners[citation needed]. For ten consecutive years, Medved has been listed by Talkers magazine as one of its "Heavy Hundred" most important American talk show hosts, and recently tied for eighth place in its ranking of talk hosts by audience size.[4] Talkers magazine cover, showing Randi Rhodes, Dec. ...


Medved describes the show as "Your Daily Dose of Debate" often focused on listeners who call in to debate issues with the host. Guests have included those who are generally considered left-of-center, including Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, John Shelby Spong, Oliver Stone, Warren Beatty, Ralph Nader, Senator Barbara Boxer, Al Gore, Madeleine Albright, Ben Cohen, George Galloway, and Al Franken. Guests who are generally considered right-of-center include Robert Spencer and Condoleezza Rice. Avram Noam Chomsky (Hebrew :אברם נועם חומסקי Yiddish: אברם נועם כאמסקי) (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... John Shelby Spong (born 16 June 1931 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is the retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark (based in Newark, New Jersey). ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová, IPA: , on May 15, 1937) was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. ... Ben Cohen may be: Ben Cohen, English rugby player Ben Cohen, American businessman. ... George Galloway,. (born 16 August 1954 in Dundee) is a Scottish politician and author noted for his left-wing views, confrontational style, and rhetorical skill. ... Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ... Robert Bruce Spencer (born 1962) is an American writer on Islam. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ...


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. He reviews four or more new movies or DVD releases per week. The program also includes a monthly "Conspiracy Day" where callers from across the country expose what they consider the "hidden forces" behind "perplexing and painful present events."


Medved writes a regular column for USA Today and is a member of that newspaper's Board of Contributors. He also writes occasional op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal and blogs daily at conservative website Townhall.com. USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... An Op-Ed is a piece of writing expressing an opinion. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... Townhall. ...


Personal and religious life

Medved has been married for 22 years to clinical psychologist Dr. Diane Medved, bestselling author[citation needed] of The Case Against Divorce and four other books, and they have three children.


Medved co-founded Pacific Jewish Center, a synagogue in Venice, California, with his friend and teacher, Rabbi Daniel Lapin. For fifteen years, Medved served as president of PJC, which states that its mission is outreach to unaffiliated and disconnected Jews. In his book Right Turns: Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life, he states that his commitment to religion led to his conservative political outlook. Daniel Lapin (born 1950?) is an American Orthodox rabbi living in Mercer Island, Washington, and the founder of Toward Tradition (a conservative Jewish-Christian organization). ...


Books

  • Right Turns: Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life 2005 (explaining his conversion from being a liberal Democrat to conservative Republican) ISBN 1-4000-9832-7 (paperback)
  • The Fifty Worst Films of All Time 1978 ISBN 0-446-38119-5.
  • The Golden Turkey Awards (which expanded on the earlier book. Co-written by his brother Harry Medved) 1980 ISBN 0-425-05187-0.
  • Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values, 1992, ISBN 0-06-016882-X; 1993, ISBN 0-06-092435-7.
  • Hospital: The Hidden Lives of a Medical Center Staff, 1982, ISBN 0-671-42442-4; 1984, ISBN 0-671-42443-2.
  • Saving Childhood: Protecting Our Children from the National Assault on Innocence, coauthored with his wife, clinical psychologist and author Dr. Diane Medved, 1998, ISBN 0-06-017372-6; 1999, ISBN 0-06-093224-4.
  • Son of Golden Turkey Awards (written with Harry Medved), 1986, ISBN 0-394-74341-5.
  • The Hollywood Hall of Shame: The Most Expensive Flops in Movie History (written with Harry Medved), 1984, ISBN 0-399-51060-5, ISBN 0-399-50714-0 (paperback)
  • The Shadow Presidents: The Secret History of the Chief Executives and Their Top Aides, (a history of the White House Chiefs of Staff) 1979, ISBN 0-8129-0816-3.
  • What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (written with David Wallechinsky), (the basis for a popular TV series on NBC) 1976, ISBN 0-394-40074-7; 1981 paperback, ISBN 0-345-30227-3 (paperback).

The Fifty Worst Films Of All Time (ISBN 0449041395) is a 1978 book by Harry and Michael Medved, which represents their nominations for the 50 worst sound films ever made, in alphabetical order. ... The Golden Turkey Awards is a 1980 book by film critic Michael Medved and his brother Harry Medved. ... The Hollywood Hall of Shame is a 1984 book by Harry Medved and Michael Medved. ... Joshua B. Bolten, the current White House Chief of Staff. ... David Wallechinsky (born 5 February 1948) is an Olympic historian, who worked as commentator for NBC Olympic coverage and is the author of many Olympic reference books and other reference books. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...

Trivia

  • A caller to Medved's show once noted the uncanny similarities between the host and the character Ned Flanders from the television show The Simpsons—similarities such as their glasses, moustaches, sweaters, voices, and family-oriented religious lifestyles (except that Flanders is a born again Christian, while Medved is an observant Jew). Since then, Medved has sometimes jokingly claimed to be the inspiration for the character.[citation needed]
  • Medved is a Slavic word for 'bear'. It has the same meaning in Czech, Russian, Slovak, Slovene and Serbian. It means, literally, "honey-eater".

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... A pair of modern glasses Glasses, also called eyeglasses or spectacles are frames, bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes normally for vision correction, eye protection, or for protection from UV rays. ... Edgar Allan Poe grew a moustache later in his life. ... A jumper from Marks & Spencer A sweater (also called sweatshirt, pullover, jumper, and jersey) is a relatively heavy garment intended to cover the torso and arms of the human body (though, in some cases, sweaters are made for dogs and occasionally other animals) and typically to be worn over a... The human voice consists of sound made by a human using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying and screaming. ... a family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 Family is a Western term used to denote a domestic group of people, or a number of domestic groups linked through descent (demonstrated or stipulated) from a common ancestor, marriage or adoption. ... Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Distribution of Slavic people by language The Slavic peoples are a linguistic and ethnic branch of Indo-European peoples, living mainly in Europe, where they constitute roughly a third of the population. ...

References

  1. ^ Medved, Michael (2006-08-22). Reconciliation should follow Mel's Malibu meltdown. USA Today. Retrieved on 2007-01-22.
  2. ^ Medved, Michael (2005-02-17). My 'Million Dollar' Answer. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved on 2007-01-22.
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (2005-01-29). Critics have no right to play spoiler. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved on 2007-01-22.
  4. ^ The Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred Class of 2005. Talkers (2005). Retrieved on 2007-01-22.

USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Talkers magazine cover, showing Randi Rhodes, Dec. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Michael Medved

  Results from FactBites:
 
Townhall.com::Talk Radio Online::Radio Show (580 words)
Medved H3: Medved discusses a slew of topics from left to right, including talking about Activist Cindy Sheehan and talks to callers who supported the protestors on Memorial Day exchanging American flags on soldiers' graves for swastikas.
Medved H2: Medved debates with callers who are among the 72% of Americans that feel the country is off on the wrong track.
Medved H3: Medved talks to many amusing callers, including one who thinks Medved "spews hate," and an atheist caller who is offended by being forced to say "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Rock the Vote Blog: Michael Medved, twisting in the wind (11608 words)
Medved has been saying stupid and obvious things in public for so long by now that I am quite convinced his attention-seeking is a narcissistic symptom of a raging axis II personality disorder.
This is not fair you are beating up on Michel Medved he is an honst middle of the road news man and everybody knows you dems are not smart you cant even use good grammer and didnt do good in school.
Medved called Reimer on every single sloppy and false allegation he made about the various proposals to mend Social Security.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m