Newsmax TV Signs Dershowitz for Legal Program

Monday, 16 Jun 2014 08:36 AM

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Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy announced the signing of an agreement with best-selling author and legal expert Alan Dershowitz to host “You and the Law,” a weekly TV series offering practical legal advice to ordinary Americans.

With Newsmax TV commencing its soft launch into more than one-third of U.S. cable/satellite homes — with an initial nine hours of live news and talk programming — the channel’s planned summer debut of the Dershowitz program represents a strong commitment to delivering valued and relevant informational and lifestyle programming targeted toward baby boomers.

“You and the Law,” the first of a series of special short-form programs, will join other programs covering personal finance, healthy living, entertainment and other subjects. It will be continuously integrated throughout the network’s news talk schedule.

“Whether you agree or disagree with Alan Dershowitz, you always listen to what he has to say,” Ruddy said. “Professor Dershowitz is a great legal mind, respected by all sides, and we are confident that our viewers will find his advice useful to them in many ways.”

“I am pleased to join with Newsmax TV for this exciting series of programs that can help educate Americans as to their rights and how to apply them in daily life,” said Dershowitz. “I get asked legal questions all the time, from people who are often challenged and confounded by our legal system or just fascinated by it, and I am very excited about this opportunity to share my experience and insight with an engaged audience."

Dershowitz has been described as “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights.” He joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 1964 and became the youngest full professor in the school's history three years later at age 28. He was named the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law in 1993.

Dershowitz is a noted commentator and the author of 30 books, including his latest bestseller “Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law.” He has written more than 1,000 op-ed pieces for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others, and he currently makes Newsmax.com his home page for blog postings.

Founded in 1998 and based in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Fla., Newsmax Media is a privately held news-focused media organization. The company’s media holdings and products include the 25 million daily web viewership Newsmax Feed Network, Newsmax.com, Moneynews.com, Newsmaxhealth.com, and the award-winning Newsmax magazine, as well as more than a dozen health and financial newsletters. Newsmax TV, its latest media property, reaches more than 35 million cable/satellite homes and is available online via Newsmaxtv.com and through iPhone and Android apps.

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