Michael Smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio host, best-selling author and weekly contributing columnist every Friday to The Philadelphia Inquirer A2 Insights page. Michael’s radio show is broadcasted weekday afternoons in Philadelphia on WPHT-AM (1210). A Philadelphia lawyer turned political commentator, Smerconish is a guest host and contributor to several national television shows including Hardball with Chris Matthews. Smerconish occasionally writes an opinion column in The Inquirer’s Sunday Currents section.
In January 2011, Smerconish launched a book club event series in the Philadelphia region that will feature several best-selling authors, including John Bogle, Ted Gup, James Kaplan and Jane Leavy.
Schedule is as follows:
Tue, Nov 15 at 7:30
James Kaplan, author of “Frank: The Voice”
See bestselling author James Kaplan, with special guest Sid Mark, discuss The Story of Frank Sinatra, the Best-known Entertainer of the 20th Century.
Tue, January 17 at 7:30
Jane Leavy, author of “The Last Boy”
Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood – Drawing on more than 500 interviews with friends and family, teammates, and opponents, Leavy delivers the definitive account of Mantle’s life.
Tue, February 14 at 7:30
Del Quentin Wilber, author of “Rawhide Down – The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan”
For years, few people knew the truth about how close the president came to dying, now Del Quentin Wilber tells the electrifying story of a moment when the nation faced a terrifying crisis.
Tue, March 13 at 7:30
Pete Hamill, author of “Tabloid City: A Novel”
Michael welcomes journalist, novelist and short story writer Pete Hamill to Philadelphia to discuss his latest thriller, “Tabloid City: A Novel”