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Expert on the Topcis of Politics, Economy & Leadership; Host of the Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, "The Hugh Hewitt Show"

Professor Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Professor Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law…

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Professor Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Professor Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995.

Professor Hewitt has been a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Network, and MSNBC, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He has received three Emmys for his work as co-host of the ground-breaking Life & Times program, a nightly news and public affairs program that aired on the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, KCET, from 1992 until 2007. Professor Hewitt also conceived and hosted the 1996 PBS series, Searching for God in America. He is the author of a dozen books, including two New York Times best-sellers.

Professor Hewitt is best known as the host of his radio show, which has an audience estimated at more than 2 million listeners every week. Since its debut in July of 2000, Professor Hewitt has conducted groundbreaking interviews with government officials from both parties and widely respected analysts, authors and pundits. In a 2006 profile of Hewitt for The New Yorker, the dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism told his readers that Hewitt was “the most influential conservative you have never heard of.”

Hewitt writes daily for his blog, HughHewitt.com, which is among the most visited political blogs in the U.S. He is also a weekly columnist for The Washington Examiner and Townhall.com.

Professor Hewitt served for nearly six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to two Attorneys General. Since returning to California in 1989 to oversee the construction of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Hewitt has served as a member of the California Arts Council, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Orange County Children and Families Commission. He and his wife live in Orange County.

Hewitt’s passions are the Cleveland Browns and Indians, Ohio State and Notre Dame football and running.

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A Flock of Black Swans: A Breakdown of American Politics and Modern Journalism
How is polarization making it harder to be an American President? What is the media’s role in electing a President? What is happening to the culture in Washington? Should people be afraid? What do you need to do to get things done? Why are what were once highly regarded institutions being swallowed up and collapsing right in front of us? Widely acclaimed talk radio host Hugh Hewitt brings an extensive background in government and politics to offer a thoughtful and stimulating analysis of these hard-hitting questions. As the landscape and environment of journalism and the media have undergone extraordinary change and transformation, Hewitt explores many of the modern paradigms of reportage and the impacts of perpetuated bias and lack of transparency in the media. He also takes an in-depth look at the longstanding social and political impacts of modern journalism on our society today.

Up Close and Personal with Historical American Figures
No one’s address book reads like a who’s who of prominent figures from American history quite like Hugh Hewitt’s. Since 1974, Hewitt’s life and career have been full of interactions with people from chief justices to Presidents. President Obama’s senior strategist David Axelrod good-naturedly calls Hewitt a “Zelig in real life.”

Through the eyes of a broadcast journalist, lawyer and author, he draws on his extraordinary set of associations to share remarkable stories and candid anecdotes. In this highly entertaining and authentic presentation, Hewitt provides an off-the-record look at these prominent figures, revealing the most poignant moments that most people don’t get to see.

An Inside Look at Constitutional Law and Regulation
A professor of law for over 20 years, Hugh Hewitt has additionally clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, served as the assistant counsel in the White House and was general counsel of two federal agencies. Bringing a wealth of experience and expertise, Hewitt provides unique insight into the courts and where they are heading. He answers the questions that are most pertinent to your audience in this engaging and highly informative conversation.

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