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April 10, 2013
Michael Smerconish’s daily interaction with his listeners across the country gives him a grassroots perspective on the critical matters facing our nation from the state of our economy, the budget deficit, the future of health care and immigration to the divisiveness of political partisanship and civil discourse across the country. Using the perfect blend of analysis and humor, he delivers an engaging, thought-provoking and balanced dialogue on today’s issues and the long-term implications of the polarization in politics over the coming years.
Using the perfect blend of analysis and humor, Michael Smerconish delivers an engaging, thought-provoking and balanced dialogue on today's political arena and the long-term implications of the polarization in politics beyond the 2012 elections.
In addition to his acclaimed work as nationally syndicated radio talk show host, newspaper columnist and best-selling author, Michael Smerconish is also an MSNBC political analyst and guest host. His presentations provide audiences with a balanced, thought-provoking and entertaining analysis of today’s current events, issues and the increasingly polarized state of U.S. politics. Smerconish has received numerous accolades for his talk show including the National Association of Broadcasters, which selected him as a 2011 Marconi Award finalist in the category of Best Network/Syndicated Host and TALKERS magazine, which has consistently named him one of America’s most important talk show hosts. On April 15, 2013 his acclaimed radio show moved to SiriusXM where he can be heard live weekdays at 9:00 am (ET) with a repeat of the show at 6:00 pm (ET). He was the first radio host to interview President Barack Obama live from the White House. In addition to his seven interviews with President Obama including his most recent in October, 2012, Smerconish has interviewed Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter as well as Vice Presidents Joe Biden, Dick Cheney and Al Gore. He is the author of five books including two New York Times’ best sellers and his twice-weekly column in The Philadelphia Inquirer is reprinted in various newspapers both in the U.S. and abroad and has been a frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show, The Colbert Report, The O’Reilly Factor and Real Time with Bill Maher just to name a few. Smerconish is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and today is of counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Kline & Specter.
“Michael delivered an insightful 45-minute speech about the current U.S. political environment that enthralled our partners and clients. …he was outstanding in the Q&A session as well, engaging our audience in an array of current relevant political topics. We will have him back!”
“…Our audience is primarily made up of merger & acquisition professionals, including people in private equity, investment banking, commercial banking, accounting and law. A decent portion of our audience inevitably is disappointed when we have people speak on politics, because the speaker usually leans one way or the other politically. Michael, however, was a breath of fresh air! Not only did he explain the current polarization in a bipartisan manner, perhaps of more import, he did so with an up-tempo, engaging and humorous delivery. I received many compliments from our members, who are typically hard to please, and would heartily recommend Michael for anyone considering an event speaker.”
Association for Corporate Growth - Philadelphia Chapter