Rush Limbaugh Biography
Rush Limbaugh born Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, is an American radio talk show host and conservative political commentator. He was born in 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to a family with a long line of attorneys.
Rush Limbaugh Age
He was born on born January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. He is 67 years old as of 2018.
Rush Limbaugh Children
Limbaugh has had four marriages with no children in any of the marriages.
Rush Limbaugh Marriage – Rush Limbaugh Spouse
Limbaugh has had four marriages, three divorces, and no children. He was first married at the age of 26 to Roxy Maxine McNeely. They were married at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Limbaugh’s hometown of Cape Girardeau on September 24, 1977. McNeely filed for divorce in March 1980, citing “incompatibility.”
They were formally divorced on July 10, 1980. Limbaugh married Michelle Sixta, a college student and usherette at the Kansas City Royals Stadium Club in 1983. They were divorced in 1990.
On May 27, 1994, Limbaugh married Marta Fitzgerald, a 35-year-old aerobics instructor whom he met on the online service CompuServe in 1990. They were married at the house of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who officiated.
They were separated on June 11, 2004. Limbaugh announced his divorce on the air. It was finalized in December 2004. On June 5, 2010, he married Kathryn Rogers, a party planner from Florida.
Rush Limbaugh House
Rush Limbaugh has an estimated net worth of over $400 million.
Rush Limbaugh Height
He stands at 5 ft 11 inches.
Rush Limbaugh Contact
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Rush Limbaugh Career
At 16, he chose to explore his passion for broadcasting by working as a disc jockey for a hometown radio station. After four years, he left for Pittsburgh to work for the former ABC owned and operated KQV.
Tired of the disc jockey life, Rush briefly left broadcasting for business, joining the Kansas City Royals as Director of Group Sales, and later as Director of Sales and Special Events.
Rush couldn’t resist the urge to return to broadcasting. In 1983, he re-entered radio as a political commentator for KMBZ in Kansas City. A year later Rush hosted a daytime talk show in Sacramento, California, tripling the program’s ratings in four years. From there, in 1988, he went on to New York where the record-breaking national show was born.
Rush Limbaugh, the “Doctor of Democracy,” is known as the pioneer of AM radio. Limbaugh revolutionized the media and political landscape with his unprecedented combination of serious discussion of political, cultural and social issues along with satirical and biting humor, which parodies previously “untouchable” personalities and topics.
His passion inspires millions of Americans to be the best they can be and keeps the country on course to a bright future. On August 1, 1988, Rush launched his phenomenally successful radio broadcast, The Rush Limbaugh Show, into national syndication with 56 radio stations.
Now, 29 years later, the show is heard on more than 600 stations by up to 27 million people each week and is the highest-rated national radio talk show in America. Rush was awarded the Marconi Radio Award for “Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year” by the National Association of Broadcasters in 1992, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2014.
He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993, the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Hall of Famous Missourians in 2012. Rush Limbaugh’s guest Television appearances include Nightline with Ted Koppel, Cross Fire, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Today Show,The Phil Donahue Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, This Week with David Brinkley, Meet the Press with Tim Russert, and The Drew Carey Show. Starred as himself in the popular network sitcoms Family Guy and Hearts Afire
He has been profiled on CBS’s 60 Minutes, ABC’s 20/20 and in numerous publications including U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, National Review, Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and USA Weekend.
Rush Limbaugh Quotes
- Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.
- Character matters; leadership descends from character.
- You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.
- No nation ever taxed itself into prosperity.
- If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
- Compassion is no substitute for justice.
- The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.
- The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power.
- The truth will out. Never forget that.
- If you commit a crime, you’re guilty.
- Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
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Rush Limbaugh Books
- The Incredible Adventures of Rush Revere: Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims; Rush Revere and the First Patriots; Rush Revere and the American Revolution; Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner; Rush Revere and the Presidency
- Rush Revere and the Presidency
- Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner
- Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans
- Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans
- Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
- The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So
- See, I Told You So
- The Way Things Ought to Be
Author of #1 New York Times bestselling Adventures of Rush Revere Series, including Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, The First Patriots, The American Revolution, The Star-Spangled Banner, and The Presidency.
Author of The Limbaugh Letter, the most widely read political newsletter in the country and two #1 New York Times best-selling books, The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So, which have sold nearly 10 million copies. Additionally, See, I Told You So set an American publishing record.
Rush Limbaugh Awards and recognition
- Five-time winner of the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for “Excellence in Syndicated and Network Broadcasting”
- Children’s Choice Author of the Year, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims (2014)
- Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago in 1993
- Inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998
- Inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians on May 14, 2012 at the State Capitol building in Jefferson City
- Hosted Rush Limbaugh – The Television Show in New York from 1992 through 1996
- Received a personal letter from President Ronald Reagan thanking him and naming him the “Number One voice for conservatism in our Country”
- Invited to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House by President George H. W. Bush
- Honorary Member of the Republican Freshman Class of 1995 House of Representatives
- Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People (2008)
- Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2009)
- Forbes Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Celebrities in the United States, numerous years (#19 in 2010)
- Awarded the “William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence” by the Media Research Center (2007)
- Received CPAC’s “Defender of the Constitution Award” (2009)
- Named the Human Events Man of the Year (2007)
- The Giving Back Fund’s 10 Most Generous Celebrities for contributions to charities and individuals, such as the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation
- Hosted an annual radio Cure-a-thon to benefit research done by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)— raising over $47 million to date
- Miss America Pageant Judge 2010
Rush Limbaugh – Video
Trump encourages Rush Limbaugh to stay on the radio ‘for another 30 years’
Updated On: 1st August 2018
Rush Limbaugh received a call on his radio program Tuesday from President Trump, who applauded the conservative commentator for reaching the 30th anniversary of his show.
“So I just want to congratulate you — 30 years. And just do it for another 30 years, after that you can take it easy, okay?” Trump said.
“I will stay around just as long as you do,” Limbaugh said in response.
“Okay,” Trump said. “You have a deal.”
During the call, Limbaugh said that former President Obama had claimed “what is happening now couldn’t happen” and told Trump that he has “reversed the direction of the country was going.”
“You have a lot of bad people in Washington. You knew that a long time ago,” Trump said. “Frankly, before I knew it. I had no idea how evil some of them are, but you have a lot of great people too. And outside of Washington you have the greatest people in the world.”
Limbaugh also asked Trump if he was aware of “what you mean to everybody who voted for you,” and honed in on why people are attracted to Trump.
“I understand the bond that those people attending your rallies have with you and you with them,” Limbaugh said. “I’ve seen it. I know why it exists. And you are consistent. Things you said during the campaign are things you still say today. You haven’t given anybody reason to doubt you. You haven’t betrayed anybody or made them think that you’re going to.”
The call comes a day after Trump tweeted that Limbaugh is “a great guy who truly gets it.”
Earlier this week, Limbaugh addressed Trump’s warning that he wouldn’t shy away from a government shutdown in September should Congress fail to include substantial border security funding in an upcoming spending package.
Limbaugh said the move was favorable to Trump’s base and would “turn people out in November.” Limbaugh also said Trump was indicating to supporters that immigration would be a key issue in the midterm elections.
“I think there’s some reliance on the strength of the economy, but people showing up to vote, thanking the president for a good economy?” Limbaugh said on Monday. “I don’t think they want to bank on that as much as they want to bank on the fact that we could be losing the country here if the Democrats gain control.”
Rush Limbaugh News
MSNBC’s surging ratings fuel Democratic optimism
Updated on: 4 November 2018.
Democratic strategists are seeing a new reason for optimism about the midterms: soaring ratings for liberal-leaning MSNBC.
Fox News and CNN both lost viewers from the first quarter of 2017 to the first quarter of 2018 — dropping 16 percent and 13 percent, respectively — as did pretty much every major cable network, according to Nielsen. MSNBC, on the other hand, surged to a 30 percent gain in the same period.
While Fox News held its standing as cable TV’s No. 1 network both for total day and prime time, MSNBC finished second in both categories, enthusing Democrats who see the rise of the network — powered by the liberal commentary of star host Rachel Maddow — not just as a reflection of energy within their base, but as a tool to help candidates in the coming elections.
“You saw all the money that Doug Jones was able to raise online” in his successful Senate race in Alabama, said Democratic strategist Pete Giangreco. “A lot of that comes from people watching MSNBC and saying, ‘Oh, this is an important race to me.’ Same thing with Conor Lamb,” winner of last month’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.
Meanwhile, though Fox continued to post strong numbers — with 1.4 million total average viewers, compared to 1 million for MSNBC and 713,000 for CNN — analysts say that some of its audience may be suffering from Trump fatigue. Fox News’ prime-time numbers are down 13 percent, and the departure of big names like Bill O’Reilly, who left in April 2017, may have played a role as well. But the network’s opinion hosts have tied it so tightly to President Donald Trump that its diminished ratings may simply reflect that he is less popular now than when he took office.
“Those rallying against any kind of incumbent power are going to consolidate an audience,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, adding that she was not surprised to see liberal enthusiasm for MSNBC rise and conservative fervor for Fox News subside somewhat.
Indeed, in the first quarter of 2010, as President Barack Obama headed toward his first midterm elections, Fox News notched its largest audience averages for any quarter since it had launched in 1996. When the elections came around, Republicans gained 63 seats in the House, a total that Democrats today would be delighted to equal.
“There is an enthusiasm problem with Republicans,” said Stuart Stevens, the Republican strategist who helmed Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign.
Stevens agreed with Jamieson that it’s common for the out-of-power party to experience an enthusiasm boost, while the in-power party suffers. And the first quarter of 2017, when Trump took office, was certainly a high-water mark for interest in the administration. And all of the networks, relatively speaking, are doing well. Although CNN lost 13 percent of its viewers from the previous year, its first quarter was still its second best in the past nine years.
But the contrast between Fox News dropping 16 percent and MSNBC gaining 30 percent is notable.
“I think there are a lot of people out there who are dramatically troubled by the direction of the country, and they would like to be reminded that a) they’re not alone, and, b) there is an alternative,” said Stevens, an outspoken Trump critic. “I basically consider MSNBC the ‘It doesn’t have to be this way’ channel.”
Representatives from the three networks declined to comment.
While Stevens felt that the networks’ ratings were largely a reflection of voter feeling, he noted that MSNBC is a valuable fundraising tool for Democrats and said more eyeballs on the network will help candidates. So did Democratic strategist Doug Rubin, of Northwind Strategies in Boston, who has experienced the bump firsthand while working for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
“Back in 2012, when Sen. Warren went on Rachel Maddow, we saw a spike in social media traffic and small-dollar donations,” he said.
Averaging 2.9 million nightly viewers, “The Rachel Maddow Show” finished the first quarter as cable news’ second-highest rated show, trailing only Sean Hannity and his 3.2 million viewers. Maddow actually edged Hannity in the coveted 25-54 demographic, 664,000 to 662,000. Overall, MSNBC’s prime-time lineup was up 30 percent in total viewers.
Rubin added that someone like Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic House member who is challenging high-profile GOP incumbent Ted Cruz for a Senate seat in Texas, could be the type of candidate who especially benefits from exposure on a show like Maddow’s or Lawrence O’Donnell’s. O’Rourke has already posted big fundraising numbers.
“My gut is he fits the profile perfectly for that,” Rubin said.
Giangreco, a partner at The Strategy Group, based in Chicago, said, “If you’ve got an interesting candidate that’s got an interesting race, either because of who they are or because of who they’re running against, having a story done on MSNBC can really translate into a lot of grass-roots money.”
Fox News still boasts four of the top five most-watched shows in cable news, according to Nielsen. In addition to “Hannity,” there are “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “The Ingraham Angle” and “Special Report with Bret Baier.” But with TV viewership down almost across the board, David Seawright, director of analytics and product innovation at Deep Root Analytics, a Republican media consulting firm, said candidates should pursue a wider range of media options.
“These numbers show that Republican campaigns can’t count on Fox News to reach their voters as much as they could have a year ago,” he said. “They are going to have to use data to find out where those viewers have gone in order to continue to reach them in 2018.”
Stevens said that the White House has become so dependent on Fox News, particularly its opinion hosts, to get its message to its supporters that any decline in viewership should be of concern. “To the degree that fewer people are paying attention to what is to a large degree just a message from the White House, that’s not positive for the White House,” he said.
MSNBC’s rise is reminiscent of Rush Limbaugh’s ascent in opposition to Bill Clinton’s presidency, according to Jamieson, the Annenberg Center director. As the leading voices against Trump, she said, Maddow and O’Donnell are creating a framework and language that are increasingly adopted other places.
“They’re helping viewers talk the politics differently as a result of exposure, and that’s what Limbaugh was doing too,” she said.
MSNBC initially passed CNN in ratings in 2016, as the presidential election season was kicking into high gear. Even though it has been under constant attack from Trump, CNN has strived to maintain its position in the political center, focusing more on reporting than the other networks and presenting views from both sides.
“They’re balancing panels out, and that looks two-sided in a way that Maddow and O’Donnell are not,” Jamieson said. For those watching “to have their anti-Trump beliefs reinforced,” she said, MSNBC is a more natural draw.
As news consumption becomes an ever-more-partisan endeavor, Stevens said he found it troubling that the two highest-rated cable television channels are news outlets providing such starkly different pictures of the world.
“It’s a huge problem,” he said. “It goes to my view that people watch news to reinforce their opinions, not to form their opinions.”
Adopted from: www.politico.com