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Laura Ingraham - Early Life and Career, The Show

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Laura Ingraham graduated from high school in 1982. She attended Glastonbury High School in Conneticut. Ingraham has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. While attending Dartmouth, Ingraham wrote for The Dartmouth Review which is considered a conservative newspaper. Laura Ingraham worked as a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. She also edited The Prospect, a magazine published by the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. Ingraham served as a law clerk to the controversy-laden United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She was also a law clerk to Ralph K. Winter who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She began working as a criminal defense attorney to white-collar criminals for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Ingraham, a woman steeped in consrvative ideals, appeared on a 1995 cover of The New York Times Magazine while wearing a leopardskin miniskirt. She was one of the subjects of an article about rising young conservatives. In the 1990s, Ingraham worked as a CBS commentator on an entertainment-geared program. She also hosted a program on MSNBC. She is the author of two books with decidedly negative views on liberals, one focusing on the Clintons. David Brock states that Ingraham agreed to work as a writer for the conservative website New Republic, but later declined after the person overseeing the project decided to go in another direction. Laura Ingraham began taping The Laura Ingraham Show in the summer of 2001. The show airs on various radio stations and is syndicated throughout the world.

The Laura Ingraham Show

As stated in the spring 2006 issue of Talkers magazine, Ingraham’s show possesses the fifth biggest audience among talk shows broadcasting nationally. She trails behind Rush Limbaugh, Laura Schlessinger, Michael Savage, and Sean Hannity. On Ingraham’s website, her law school classmate and good friend Lee Habeeb is billed as a co-producer. In May of 2006, Lee Habeeb left the show to seek out other job opportunities. Matthew Fox is billed as a technical producer and also appears as a commentator on the show. The show’s producer in charge of booking guests is former Fox News Channel producer, Heather Smith. Laura Ingraham’s website features online polls, various conservative articles, and a number of audio clips. Ingraham also gathers liberal articles to dissect on the website. Ingraham’s show airs for three hours every weekday. It includes commentary, phone calls, guests, and other discussion. The show covers politics, pop culture, media and other topics. Because the show is considered to be very conservative, its topics include race relations, Middle East, anti-feminist viewpoints, and a number of satirical anti-liberal themes.

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