Video Interview with veteran journalist Bruce DuMont

Video Interview with veteran journalist Bruce DuMont

This post viewed: 1479 times

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

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.

Click here to view the video interview on www.Aaron411u.com Youtube Channel or use the widget below to view the interview:

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 brucedumont@museum.tv

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 Hanaia

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

Facebook Comments

This post viewed: 1479 times

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

Click here to send Ray Hanania and email.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com ArabNews.com/taxonomy/term/10906