About Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager

"An amazingly gifted man and moralist whose mission in life has been crystallized -- 'to get people obsessed with what is right and wrong.'" -- Los Angeles Times

"As profound a thinker as our nation has at the dawn of the 21st century -- Jack Kemp

"One of the three most interesting minds in Jewish life." -- New York's Jewish Week

"One of the ten most powerful people in Los Angeles ... a moral compass." -- Buzz Magazine

Dennis Prager is one of America's most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon (Pacific Time).

In 1994-95, he also had his own daily national television show, and he is often seen on such television shows as Larry King Live, Politically Incorrect, The Late Late Show on CBS, Rivera Live, The Early Show on CBS, Fox Family Network, The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes. Mr. Prager has been the main subject on CSPAN several times over the past years.

His most recent book, "Happiness Is A Serious Problem," was published in February 1998 by HarperCollins. This long-awaited book, about which Mr. Prager has lectured worldwide for 10 years, appeared on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list the week of publication and appeared 15 consecutive weeks, rising to No. 1.

His 1996 book, "Think A Second Time," 44 essays on 44 subjects (HarperCollins), was described by Bill Bennett as "one of those rare books that can change an intelligent mind." USA Today columnist and professor of law Susan Estrich called it "Brilliant, a tour de force."

He has also coauthored two major works about Judaism: "The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism," now in six languages, and "Why The Jews? The Reason For Antisemitism," regarded by many as the most persuasive explanation of anti-Semitism written.

Mr. Prager has engaged in interfaith dialogue with Catholics at the Vatican, Muslims in the Persian Gulf, Hindus in India, and Protestants at Christian seminaries throughout America. For 10 years, he conducted a weekly interfaith dialogue on radio, with representatives of virtually every religion in the world.

New York's Jewish Week described Dennis Prager as "one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish Life." Since 1992, he has been teaching the Bible verse-by-verse at the University of Judaism. All the lectures are available on audio and video tape.

From 1985 to 1995, Dennis Prager wrote and published the quarterly journal Ultimate Issue. From 1995 to 2000, he wrote The Prager Perspective. Harold Kushner, author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," said, "It is the only journal I read cover to cover the moment it arrives."

His writings have also appeared in major national and international publications including, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. His newsletter essay on homosexuality and civilization was awarded the $10,000 Amy Foundation First Prize.

Mr. Prager was a Fellow at Columbia University's School of International Affairs, where he did graduate work at the Middle East and Russian Institutes. He has taught Russian and Jewish history at Brooklyn College, and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Delegation to the Vienna Review Conference on the Helsinki Accords.

He holds an honorary doctorate of laws from Pepperdine University and has lectured on seven continents, in 45 U.S. states and in nine of Canada's 10 provinces. He has lectured in Russian in Russia, and in Hebrew in Israel.

He has made and starred in "For Goodness Sake," a video directed by David Zucker ("Naked Gun"), shown on Public Television and purchased by hundreds of major companies. His two latest films are on character and race.

Mr. Prager periodically conducts orchestras, and has introduced hundreds of thousands of people to classical music.

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