The daily Townhall.com Commentary is a one minute editorial syndicated by the Salem Radio Network. Presented by the members Salem's News and Public Affairs Editorial Board, this short, insightful feature is heard on all of Salem's Christian Teaching and Talk stations as well as Salem's Conservative News/Talk formats. Townhall.com Commentary brings concise and penetrating insight to everything from the current headlines to challenges facing the church, from our culture wars to the Middle East conflict and from Hollywood to Washington, D.C. These daily features cover politics, culture, religion and science with perspective from the sharpest minds in the Christian and conservative world today: David Aikman, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, and Albert Mohler.
David Aikman is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.; founder and chairman of Gegrapha, a global fellowship of Christian journalists; and Editor-at-Large of the Internet-based Newsroom, which reports on the religious dimension of worldwide news. Aikman worked for TIME Magazine as a Senior and Foreign Correspondent for more than 23 years, and has written extensively on religious freedom in Asia and the Middle East. His September 1997 Weekly Standard cover story, "The Laogai Archipelago," was the most detailed journalistic account to date of China's prison and labor camp system.
Albert Mohler, Jr. serves as the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the largest seminaries in the world. A theologian and ordained minister, he was listed in a 1995 TIME Magazine cover story as of its "50 for the Future" - emerging national leaders of their fields under age 40. He came to the Southern Baptists' flagship seminary as Editor of The Christian Index. Mohler is the host of "The Bible and Life," a weekly TV program on FamilyNet. He is also a frequent guest on TV news shows such as "Larry King Live," representing and debating for the evangelical community's viewpoint on social and cultural issues.
Michael Medved is a film critic, best-selling author, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. His daily three-hour program, emphasizing the intersection of politics and pop culture, reaches more than 2 million listeners. Medved graduated from Yale and attended Yale Law School before becoming a Hollywood screenwriter, reviewing movies for CNN, and becoming chief film critic for the New York Post. He is the author of "What Really Happened to the Class of '65," and also "Hollywood vs. America," a best-selling indictment of the entertainment industry. He and his wife, Dr. Diane Medved, wrote "Saving Childhood: Protecting our Children from the National Assault on Innocence."
Hugh Hewitt launched his syndicated radio program, "The Hugh Hewitt Show," in 2000, which he broadcasts live each afternoon. He was the co-host of "Life & Times," a weeknight news and public affairs show for which he has received three Emmys. Hewitt is also a partner in the law firm of Hewitt & McGuire, LLP, and a law professor at Chapman Law School. He served for more than five years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House. Hewitt has published a book titled "The Embarrassed Believer: Resurrecting Christian Witness in the Age of Mockery and First Principals."