Video Interview with veteran journalist Bruce DuMont

Video Interview with veteran journalist Bruce DuMont

Video Interview with veteran journalist Bruce DuMont

By Aaron Hanania

Bruce DuMont was hooked by broadcast journalism when he was just 10 years old. His uncle Allen B. DuMont founded the DuMont Television Network and in 1968 became a producer for WGN 720 AM Radio.

DuMont quickly rose to become a well known TV and radio commentator and talkshow host focused on American politics, based out of studios in Illinois. In 1980 he launched his own radio show and today hosts the nationally syndicated live radio program “Beyond the Beltway” which is broadcast every Sunday from studios in the Museum of Broadcast Communications which he founded in 1982 and heads as President.

I spoke with Mr. DuMont about his career and interests in this one-on-one interview following the close of his syndicated radio show Beyond the Beltway on Sunday Dec. 10, 2017. I also toured the Museum of Broadcast Communications which offers one of the most fascinating looks at the history of American Television in the country.

Bruce Dumont (center) with recent guests Michael Bauer, Khalil Marrar, Ray Hanania and Charles Lipson. Photo courtesy of Aaron Hanania

There were so many fascinating aspects of the museum and also of Mr. DuMont’s life and I know you will find this interview fascinating, too.

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Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont is a two hour nationally syndicated radio show, live online video stream and a weekly Chicago television show that takes America’s political pulse, and provides a fresh and balanced perspective of national politics.

Since June of 1980, Beyond the Beltway has provided a robust and free-spirited discussion of the major political issues of the day. The national radio program is produced every Sunday night from 6 to 8pm (CT) at the studios of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. Beyond the Beltway can be seen and heard LIVE right here each week! Join us live on the air by calling 1-800-723-8289, or email

A display of the old Garfield Goose & Friends Children’s Television series, which broadcast from 1955 until 1976, at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Aaron Hanania
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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist, author & former Chicago City Hall reporter (1977-1992). A veteran who served during the Vietnam War and the recipient of four SPJ Peter Lisagor Awards for column writing, Hanania writes weekly opinion columns on mainstream American & Chicagoland topics for the Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, and Suburban Chicagoland.  

Hanania also writes about Middle East issues for the Arab News, and The Arab Daily News criticizing government policies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A critic of mainstream news media bias, Hanania advocates for peace & justice for Israel & Palestine, & the empowerment of Arabs in America. 

"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."

Click Here to LISTEN to Hanania's live radio show on 2nd Friday every month 7 AM CST. Click here to listen to Ray's Podcasts. 

His columns are archived here. Hanania was named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" by the New America Media in November 2007, and is the 2009 recipient of the SPJ National Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing.

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