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Larry Elder Celbrates Birthday with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored radio personality Larry Elder with the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. April 27, 2015. The star in the category of Radio will be dedicated at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard next to the W Hollywood Hotel. “Larry Elder is one of the airwave’s most popular voices who shares his insightful discussions and opinions with legions of dedicated fans,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “We are proud to have him join our Walk of Fame family.”
Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Dean Cain, Dennis Prager and Jon Voight.
A “firebrand” according to “Daily Variety,” the best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned concepts as evidence and logic in his on-air discussions.
He recently hosted the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March, 1994. “The Larry Elder Show,” was a top-rated daily program from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on KABC 790. Elder is currently broadcasting “The Larry Elder Show” live on www.larryelder.com, where he also produces video and audio podcasts forhis fans – the “Elderados.”
Known to his listeners as the “Sage From South Central,” Larry sizzles on the airwaves with his thoughtful insight on the day’s most provocative issues, to the delight, consternation, and entertainment of his listeners. The “Sage” engages political and cultural leaders in meaningful debates over race, government, personal responsibility and education that have elevated the talk radio genre. Elder’s views have fueled controversy and made him one of the most in-demand radio personalities cable news pundits in the country.
In his best-selling book, “The 10 Things You Can’t Say in America,” Elder skewers the crippling myths that dominate the public agenda. In his second book, “Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies and the Special Interests That Divide America,” Elder again takes on the Nanny State, “victicrats” and the politically correct. His third book, “What’s Race Got to Do with It? Why it’s Time to Stop the Stupidest Argument in America,” is praised as a groundbreaking must-read for the future of race relations in America. His latest book, “Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours,” is a deeply moving, personal story of anger and reconciliation with his dad, who grew up fatherless and was kicked out of his house at 13 years old, on the eve of the Great Depression in the Jim Crow South. Elder also writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column distributed through Creators Syndicate.
Elder was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University in 1974, and graduated from University of Michigan, School of Law in 1977. After graduation, he worked with a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced litigation. He then opened “Laurence A. Elder and Associates,” a business specializing in recruiting experienced attorneys. At the same time, he hosted a topic-oriented television show in Cleveland, initially on PBS, then on the local Fox affiliate.
Elder created, directed and produced his first film, “Michael & Me,” a documentary that examines the history and use of guns in America. It was released in August 2005.
He hosted the television show, “Moral Court,” distributed by Warner Brothers Television. In the fall of 2004, Warner Brothers returned Elder to daily television with “The Larry Elder Show,” an hour-long, multi-topic show that brought common sense, sound advice and realistic, workable solutions. Elder was the subject of profiles by both “60 Minutes” and “20/20.” In 1999, he received a Los Angeles area Emmy for “Best News Special.” He was the reporter for several episodes of the groundbreaking PBS “National Desk” series, including “Redefining Racism: Fresh Voices From Black America.” His PBS work earned him a 1998 AEGIS Award of Excellence, a 1998 Telly award, and a 1999 Emerald City Gold Award of Excellence.
Elder has established the Larry Elder Charities, a non-profit organization that contributes to groups and individuals offering non-government, self-help solutions to problems of poverty, crime, poor parenting, dependency, and education.
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