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Ask the Lawyer 12/31/16 - Tippi Hedren and Gen. Stonewall Jackson

Mike welcomes actress and animal advocate Tippi Hedren. Best known for her role in Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” Hedren sets the record straight on the many rumors surrounding her working relationship with the famous director and the rest of her career in a new memoir, “Tippi.”
Mike also talks with historian S. C. Gwynne about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and his book, “Rebel Yell.” Professor Gwynne will be the speaker at the January 11, 2017 Civil War Roundtable of New York City Dinner at 3 West Club – 3 West 51st Street in Manhattan. To reserve your space, please go to their website: .

Ask the Lawyer 12/24/16 - Our Christmas Special

Mike Connors hosts are Ask the Lawyer Christmas Special, featuring an interview with Don Most and selections from his new Christmas album, “Swingin’ Down the Chimney Tonight.” Most is best known for his role as Ralph Malph on “Happy Days,” and now leads his own touring swing band. The actor/director/singer will talk about growing up in Flatbush, how he became an actor, the creation of Ralph, his other industry work and why singing was always his real passion.
A...lso, Mike has a conversation with Gabriel Delmonaco, Executive Director of A Chance in Life (formerly Boys and Girls Town) of Italy and Father Teshome Sikre, who holds the same title for A Chance in Life in Ethiopia. These remarkable organizations are small communities built to house orphaned children and guide them into adulthood through education and a spirit of self-governance. The international charity has improved the lives of many young people around the world.

Ask the Lawyer 12/16/16 - Rich Little

The Man of 1,000 Voices, Rich Little, will join Mike Connors this weekend on Ask the Lawyer. Rich, who continues to perform in Las Vegas, talks with Mike about his memoir: “Little By Little: People Who I Have Known and Been.” The legendary comic offers some of his greatest impressions, how he developed his talent and anecdotes with other celebrities.
Also, Mike welcomes a truly remarkable man to the show: Major Ivan Castro, a former Special Forces officer who lost his vision and suffered multiple injuries during a September 2006 mission in Iraq. After a 17 month rehab, Major Castro remained on active duty despite his blindness and trained diligently to be a long-distance runner, soon completing in several races including the Boston Marathon. He has been to the South Pole and plans to go to the North Pole while continuing to work with and train other wounded servicemen. Major Castro’s story is told in his new book, “Fighting Blind: A Green Beret’s Story of Extraordinary Courage.”

Ask the Lawyer 12/10/16 - On Jimmy Stewart's service and Mitsuo Fuchida's Journey

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the infamous bombing of Pearl Harbor, Mike Connors and his guests look at a the lives of both a World War II hero who continued his service and a prominent enemy who wound up embarking on a remarkable life journey.
Biographer Robert Matzen and Mike look at the longtime military service of movie star General Jimmy Stewart. While millions will watch him again this winter on “It’s a Wonderful Life,” many fans may not know the actor came from a long line of war veterans and he trained to be a pilot before joining the U.S. Army. While the big brass wanted Stewart to be a full-time stateside face of the service to help bring in new recruits, the entertainer wanted to fly combat missions. The two sides came to a compromise and Stewart became a decorated flyer and leader. Marsden chronicles the military and screen star’s WWII exploits in his new book, “Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe.”
On the other side, Mike welcomes T. Martin Bennett to discuss the subject of his latest book, “Wounded Tiger:” Japanese pilot Mitsuo Fuchida, the lead pilot in the Pearl Harbor attack. Once one of the worst enemies of the United States, he grew to love America despite his earlier prejudices thanks to a coincidence that saved his life, his learning of kind treatment of Japanese POWs in America, befriending an American bomber and becoming a Christian.

Ask the Lawyer 12/3/16 - 70th Anniversary of "It's a Wonderful Life"

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the iconic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The classic is still viewed all over the country at homes and in theaters and will continue to be a holiday staple. This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike welcomes Karolyn Grimes, who played young Zuzu Bailey. Karolyn reminisces about making the movie, working with Jimmy Stewart and the other stars in the cast, some stories from behind the scenes, her thoughts on the movie’s place in history and her new children’s book based on Zuzu’s character, “Zuzu’s Petals.” Karolyn will be at the special anniversary celebration of the flick at the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Museum in Seneca Falls on the weekend of December 9th and 10th with her Bailey family siblings Carol Coombs and Jimmy Hawkins.
In addition, Mike talks with historian John Marszalek, Executive Director of the Ulysses S. Grant Foundation. Dr. Marszalek will discuss his book from a series of tomes about the renowned Civil War general as well as General Sherman, about whom he will make his Civil War Roundtable of New York City dinner event presentation on December 14th at 3 West Club on West 51st Street in Manhattan. For tickets and information, see their website,
As always, Mike will take your calls on el

Ask the Lawyer 11/26/16 - Dee Wallace and Jonathan Sanger

Dee Wallace is best known as Eliot’s mom from the movie “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” as well as her roles in several thrillers including “Cujo” and “The Howling.” She will join Mike Connors on this weekend’s Ask the Lawyer. Dee tells mike about a new and very different project: The BuppaLaPaloo Bear and two accompanying picture books. The bear and books are designed to teach children to define themselves and their world in powerful ways. Dee also talks about her newest holiday-themed horror movie, “Red Christmas.”
Mike also welcomes film maker Jonathan Sanger, whose debut movie as a producer, “The Elephant Man,” earned iconic status in American movie history. He talks with Mike about how he learned under the tutelage of the great Mel Brooks and how the legend gave Sanger the green light to make the classic happen. Sanger also delves with Mike into his book, “Making the Elephant Man,” a chronicle of how he and director David Lynch put it together.

Ask the Lawyer 11/19/16 - Adult stem cell research and adoption

Adult stem cell research has opened up a new path for medical researchers and may be the key to ending their harvesting from embryos. With Mike Connors this weekend is Dr. Theresa Deisher, who discovered adult cardiac-derived stem cells and founded AVM Biotechnology. Dr. Deisher was also a plaintiff in the U.S. federal lawsuit to prohibit the use of taxpayer money to fund embryo-destructive research.
Also, Mike Welcomes Paul Batura. His new book, “Chosen for Greatness” looks at the lives of several people who left exceptional marks on the world and who may not have existed had their birth parents not chosen to put them up for adoption.

Ask the Lawyer 11/12/16 - Anders Rasmussen on U.S. Foreign Policy

Now that we have a new President-Elect, what do Donald Trump and his future administration need to do to deal with Russia, ISIS, Iran and other turmoil around the world? This weekend, former Prime Minister of Denmark and NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen talks with Mike Connors on Ask the Lawyer about how important it is for the U.S. to take more of a leadership role with international affairs. Rasmussen is the same fellow who stood strong for his own people against terror threats and the PC Thought Police when he led Denmark. PM Rasmussen’s new book, “The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom,” goes in-depth on how the U.S. needs to once again be a global force and not “lead from behind.”
Also, Judicial Watch’s Micah Morrison joins Mike for a conversation about the reporter’s expose on back door dealings between Bruce Ratner and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to sell the Atlantic Yards project to the Chinese government.

Ask the Lawyer 11/5/16 - Election Day Special

Wendy Long, candidate for US Senate in New York, discusses some of the nation’s top issues with Mike on this weekend’s Ask the Lawyer. She is running against incumbent Charles Schumer. Long also talks with Mike about her continued support for Republican Party Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.
Also, Marvin Jeffcoat, retired Army Ranger and member of the Catholic War Veterans who is running for New York State Senate in Queens. Mike and Jeffcoat converse about some of the Empre State’s concerns.
As always, Mike will take your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air

Ask the Lawyer `10/30/15 - Maj. Gen. Scales on War

General Robert Scales, the former Comandant of the Army War College and decorated veteran, discusses the future of international altercations, the subject of his book, “Sacales on War: The Future of America’s Military at Risk.”
Also, State Senate Candidate Mark Cipolla (Queens, District 11), will talk about his platform, which centers around cleaning up corruption in Albany.
As always, Mike will take your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 10/15/16 - Roger Craig and John O'Hurley

Mike Connors talks with the man who started the first game in New York Mets’ history, Roger Craig, who took the mound at Busch Stadium on April 11, 1962 to face the St. Louis Cardinals with one of the National League’s two new teams. The Mets’ first ace would wind up earning 25% of the club’s total wins.
Craig’s career highlights include pitching in four World Series, serving as pitching coach for the 1984 World Champion Tigers, Managing a pennan-winning Giants team, creating pitching stars by teaching hurlers his split-finger fastball and inventing the phrase “Hummm Baby” to honor the efforts of a gritty backup catcher.
Craig also tells his side of the story about one of baseball history’s most infamous fights: his 1962 altercation with Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda.
Also, John O’Hurley, best known as “Mr. Peterman” on Senfeld, joins Mike to discuss his one-man show, “A Man With Standards,” at Feinstein’s/54 Below in Manhattan this Saturday and Sunday night. O’Hurley will also once again host the National Dog Show presented by Purina on NBC this Thanksgiving, he is co-starring in two new movies and will be on Broadway with “The Fantastics” from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Eve.

Ask the Lawyer 10/1/16 - Fr. Rutler on Jihad and Polish-American contributions to US History

 Father George Rutler, Pastor at St. Michael’s in Manhattan, talks with Mike Connors about the true threat if Islamic Jihad and why it is important to not be naïve about it, despite what the government and mainstream media are telling Americans.
Father Rutler and Mike also discuss the important contributions Polish-Americans have made to the United States’ history, including the renowned military leader Casimir Pulaski, who was a huge help to General George Washington’s Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. It can be argued that without Pulaski’s assistance, the colonies may have lost and remained under British control.
“Count” Pulaski, as he was referred to by Benjamin Franklin, will once again be honored at the annual Pulaski Day Parade in Brooklyn on Sunday, October 2nd. One of the event’s top organizers, Frederick Czulada, will talk with Mike about the parade and its importance to the Polish-American community.

Ask the Lwyer 9/24/16 - Phyllis Scchlafly replay and how Americans mourned Lincoln

Mike broadcasts his 2015 conversation with Phyllis Schlafly, who passed away earlier this month. At the time of the taping, Ms. Schlafly released the 50th anniversary of her first book, “A Choice, Not an Echo,” with Regnery Publshing. Mike also welcomes NYU Professor of History Martha Hodes. Mike and Professor Hodes discuss personal accounts about how people reacted to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. In her book, “Mourning Lincoln,” Hodes chronicles personal accounts and thoughts from people all over the nation: from the rank-and-file northerner and southerner to Army Generals to beltway insiders to the divided nation’s top thinkers.

Ask the Lawyer 9/10/16 - Fort Hamileton/War of 1812 Special

The War of 1812, won by the US against British Empirical forces trying to keep the new Americans of their former colonies from trading with France, was a major turning point in our nation’s history. It thwarted the British plans to stop settlers from moving further west, strengthened many of the divided political forces and state residents as a more unified nation, was the beginning of the United States’ aim to keep fortifying our military and its Battle of Fort McHenry serve...d as the inspiration for what would become our National Anthem.
Col. Joseph Davidson former Commander at Ft. Hamilton in Brooklyn and now Deputy Commandant at the United States Military Academy, joins Mike Connors to talk about the war, its local battles and how it inspired the Ft. Hamilton’s construction as well as the upgrading of overall coastal defenses.
As always, Mike will take your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air

Ask the Lawyer 9/3/16 - The Reaper, Commander Cushing and the 2016 elections. .

Mike Connors welcomes Nicholas Irving, former Special Operations Direct Sniper and co-star of FOX’s “American Grit.” Irving discusses how he became a sniper, some of his most challenging assignments, the show, his life and his new book, “Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper”
Also, Father Frank Pavone, National Director for Priests for Life, weighs in on the 2016 elections and some key issues.
In addition, historian Jamie Malinowski, who will speak about Commander William B. Kushing, a naval hero during the Civil War. Kushing is best known for sinking the Confederate Ironclad CSS Albermarle. Malinowski, who wrote the book “Commander Will Kushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War,” discusses the Union officer’s leadership, tactical prowess and his victories that would have been near-suicidal missions for others.

Ask the Lawyer 8/27/16 - Hillary's America and the Battle of Brooklyn

Documentarian, writer and commentator Dinesh D’Souza joins Mike Connors this week on Ask the Lawyer. His latest video, “Hillary’s America,” has been viewed at theaters across America and will soon be set for a second round of screenings in September. D’Souza discusses “Hillary’s America” with Mike, where we will find out more about the Democrat Presidential candidate’s history including her affiliations with the likes of Saul Alinslky, what happened with Clinton Foundation money that should have gone to earthquake victims with Haiti and her political ascension.
Also, Combat Historian Patrick K. O’Donnell, author of “Washington’s Immortals” among other books, delves into the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn on its anniversary, August 27th.

Ask the Lawyer - with Joe Benedetto and's Joel Pollak

 Mike’s in-studio guest this week is Producer/Writer Joe Benedetto, who is currently leading three movie projects: “Cancel Rhonda,” “Tale of the Wet Dog” and “Gumshoes,” due to be completed and released over the next year.
Also, Mike welcomes Joel Pollak, Senior Editor-At-Large for and author of “See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle.” Mike and Pollak delve into today’s news, the upcoming election and political discourse today.

Ask the Lawyer 8/13/16 - with Burgess Owens

How badly has Political Correctness damaged the nation and its people? How regressive is the so-called “Progressive” movement? Former NFL star Burgess Owens (New York Jets, Super Bowl Champion Oakland Raiders) and author of the book, Liberalism, or How to Turn Men Into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps, says decades of liberal policies and brainwashing through the education system has led to not only the rise of Socialism in America, but the intended destruction its population.
Owens will talk with Mike Connors this weekend on Ask the Lawyer. The gridiron pro-turned-advocate will discuss points from his book, including the decades of anti-black legislation from the Left supported by liberal black leaders in exchange for advancing Socialism going back as far as the 1932 Davis-Bacon Act, the Marxist, white atheist founders of the NAACP, the real Margaret Sanger and how the African-American community can overcome all of the engineered suppression over the last century.
Also, Mike will talk with New York State Senate Candidate (Queens, District 12) Marvin Jeffcoat. The conversation will delve into some of Owens’ points and important New York City issues.

Ask the Lawyer 8/6/16 - with Earl Holloman

Earl Holloman started his movie career in 1953 and three years later earned a Golden Globe for his performance in “The Rainmaker.” From then, he appeared in a long list of films with genres ranging from Westerns to Science Fiction. Among his many big-screen credits are: “Gunfight at the O. K. Corral,” “Forbidden Planet,” “The Trap” and “The Bridges of Toka-Ri.” In addition, the noted actor played the memorable television roles of Sundance in “Hotel de Paree” and Lt. Crowley in “Police Woman.”

Holloman is also a longtime champion of animals and anti-cruelty legislation. He led Actors and Others for Animals for several years before handing the reigns over to the group’s current head Jo-Ann Worley. He continues to be an advocate for our furry and feathered friends.

 Mike Connors talks with Earl Holloman on Ask the Lawyer in a conversation spanning the performer’s career, thoughts, stories from behind the scenes and Actors and Others for Animals.

Ask the Lawyer 7/30/16 - Help for Homeless Veterans and Dick Morris on the 2016 elecitons

Dick Morris, former adviser to President Bill Clinton, discusses Hillary Clinton’s DNC speech and the 2016 campaign. Morris, who became one of the nation’s most outspoken critics of the Clintons, recently released his latest book: Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary.

Also, Mike discusses help for homeless veterans with Adam Warwyneck of Services for the Under-served in New York City.

 As always, Mike takes listeners’ calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 7/23/15 - with Bob Aspromonte and Wendy Long

LaFayette High School in Brooklyn has the distinction of producing 12 major league baseball players. One of them was Bob Aspromonte, who took the field for the Dodgers, Mets, Houston and Atlanta. The versatile ballplayer will be Mike Connors’ guest on this week’s Ask the Lawyer.
Bob Aspromonte talks with Mike about playing ball in Brooklyn growing up, then taking his first Major League at-bat with his hometown team, being the first man up for a new expansion team in Houston, playing for the Mets, thoughts about Gil Hodges’ being left out of the Hall of Fame and other stories from his many dugouts.
Also, Mike talks with Wendy Long, who is running for U.S. Senate against Incumbent Charles Schumer. Ms. Long discusses why she is running, homeland security and why she backed Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from the start.
As always, Mike takes listeners’ calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 7/16/16 - The Damned of Petersburg and the health dangers refugees residing in the U.S. face

Historian and ‪#‎FNC Contributor Lt. Col. Ralph Peters is back on Ask the Lawyer with Mike Connors, this time to discuss his new historical novel: The Damned of Petersburg. In the book and on the show, Lt. Col. Peters looks deep into the ranks of the soldiers fighting in the battles of the ‪Petersburg campaign from the well-known Generals to the Captains, Sergeants and Soldiers who performed brave and heroic deeds either under great or less-than-stellar leadership.

 Also, Mike talks with Dr. Monica Sweeney, Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management and Vice Dean for Global Engagement at SUNY Downstate. Dr. Sweeney delves into the health concerns of refugees from third world nations living in New York City.

 As always, Mike takes listeners’ calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 7/9/16 - with Rep. Dan Donovan and Eric Bolling

Mike Connors talks with Rep. Dan Donovan (R – NY-11), As the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications (which covers both terrorism and natural disasters), Donovan is fighting against proposed Homeland Security budget cuts by President Obama. Mike and the Congressman go in-depth on the issue and the charge to stop Obama’s plan to massively cut funds for densely-populated urban areas to protect themselves from terrorist attacks.

Also, Mike welcomes Eric Bolling, host of FNC’s “Cashin’ In” and co-host of “The Five.” In his new book, Wake Up America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great – And Why We Need Them Now More Than Ever, Boiling discusses the important lessons he learned in his younger years that brought him to strive to achieve by working his way out of a poor area of Chicago to becoming a Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick, through adversity after an injury to excelling as a television personality.

As always, Mike takes your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 7/2/16 - The Maryland 400, Cajun Waltz amd Genera; Grant

Perhaps we would have never had a United States of America if it were not for the brave men of the Maryland 400. Under the command of General George Washington, the out-manned brigade managed to fight through the superior British forces during the Battle of Brooklyn. They were able to evacuate and fight again during key battles in Trenton, Princeton, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Yorktown, where their heroism changed the course of the war.

 Combat Historian Patrick K. O’Donnell talks with Mike Connors about these heroes and his book about them, Washington’s Immortals, on this weekend’s Ask the Lawyer.

 Also, Robert H. Patton, author and grandson of General George S. Patton, discusses his new book, Cajun Waltz, with Mike. The story centers on a shifty musician and a lonely shopgirl who let destiny sweep them into an ill-suited marriage in swampy southwest Louisiana on the eve of the Depression.

 In addition, Mike welcomes historian Dr. Curt Fields, who joins the show as General Ulysses S. Grant in the year 1866, after the Civil War had ended and he is serving as the General of the Army.

Ask the Lawyer 6/25/16 - with William Wellman, Jr.

William Wellman, Jr. is the son of Hollywood's legendary director, "Wild Bill" Wellman, spent most of his childhood around filmdom's celebrities. His neighborhood was filled with them. Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Carole Lombard, Frank Capra, Lana Turner, John Payne, Jennifer Jones, Red Skelton, Peter Lawford, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd to name just a few.
It was only natural for the younger Wellman to get into acting. His many film and television credits include “High School Confidential,” Darby’s Rangers” and “Winter a Go-Go,” and “Days of Our Lives.”
Wellman writes about his early life and his dad in his most recent book, Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel.
As always, Mike takes calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lzwyer 6/18/16 - with Ron Hunt and Sen. Mitch McConnell

While Pete Rose won the 1963 Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year award, an argument can be made that New York Mets Second Baseman Ron Hunt might have been more deserving of the honor. The New York Metropolitan Baseball Club’s first All-Star starter joins Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer.
Hunt tells Mike about how he moved from 7th on the team’s depth chart to the starter in 1963, how Duke Snider became his mentor, the significance of his uniform number 33, playing under Casey Stengel, some stories from his days in the majors and his thoughts on performance-enhancing drugs.
Also, Mike welcomes a man who aspired to be a baseball player, but settled on becoming the U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Senator Mitch McConnell, who recently published his memoir, The Long Game, discusses his life, how he got into politics, policy, leadership and his thoughts on political discourse today.

Ask the Lawyer 6/11/16 - Remembering Ronald Reagan with Michael Reagan

President Ronald Reagan is well-known as a leader, a speaker and a talent. While a lot is known about his political and acting career, who he was remained a virtual mystery until now. His son, Michael Reagan, recently wrote and published Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity and Faith of Ronald Reagan to reveal who the former President really was as a father and a man.

 Also, New York City Rocker Godfrey Townsend joins Michael to talk about the upcoming “Happy Together Tour” featuring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Mark Lindsay (former lead singer Paul Revere & The Raiders), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Cowsills and The Spencer Davis Group. Townsend’s band will be playing for each of the acts during the entire run.

Asl the Lawyer 6/4/16 - with "Handsome" Ransom Jackson and Gavin McInnes

“Handsome” Ransom Jackson was an all-star third baseman for the Cubs before coming to Brooklyn to play for the Dodgers. Some of his career highlights include hitting one of three game-ending back-to-back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning of a game for a comeback win and later on hitting the Brooklyn Dodgers’ last dinger before the team moved to Los Angeles. He also played football for two different Cotton Bowl Champions in consecutive years. Jackson looks back at his excellent baseball career and shares some funny on and off-field stories with Mike as they discuss the star’s new book, “Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big-Leaguer."

 Also, political humorist Gavin McInnes joins Mike for a discussion on what really lurks in the minds of the Anti-Trumpers brigade, the continued damage political correctness has done to the western world and Canada’s Prime Minister Zoolander

Ask the Lawyer 5/28/16 0 Memorial Day Special

Mike Connors discusses the importance of Memorial Day with Ray Aalbue, the Executive Director of the 149th annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade, the oldest still-running such event in the nation. Mike and Ray discuss the longstanding tradition of the parade.
We also re-broadcast last week’s conversation with Gary Sinise, who co-hosted the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, DC with Joe Mantegna. It airs live at 8pm on PBS
In addition, Petersburg National Battlefield Chief of Interpretation Chris Bryce will talk with Michael about the battles, strategies and aftermath of the Siege of Petersburg. Bryce will be the featured speaker at the Civil War Roundtable of New York City’s dinner event on June 8, 2016 at 3 West Club in Manhattan. Ticket information can be found at the CWRTNYC’s website.

Ask the Lawyer 5/21/16 - Gary Sinise hosts the National Memorial Day Concert and S.C. Gwynne discusses the Comanche Indians

Gary Sinise joins Mike Connors this weekend on Ask the Lawyer. As he had for the past 11 years, Sinise is co-hosting the Annual National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC (and broadcast live on PBS) with Joe Montegna on Sunday, May 29th at 8pm. The acclaimed actor, producer and longtime supporter of veterans and their causes will talk about the extravaganza, which will also feature performances from the likes of the Beach Boys and Trace Adkins.
Also, Mike welcomes noted historian S. C. Gwynne. Connors & Sullivan is sponsoring a special screening of “The Searchers” at 3 West Club in Manhattan as part of the John Wayne Cancer Institute’s True Grit fundraising and awareness campaign. Gwynne discusses the dominant, yet mysterious Comanche Indians, who are featured in the classic movie and in the scholar’s 2011 book, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Tribe in American History.

Ask the Lawyer 5/14/16 the esploits of General George Gordon Meade

Mike and historian Frank O’Reilly talk about General George Gordon Meade, a leader who arguably had never received the credit he deserved for his longtime service to the nation and his exploits during the Civil War.

He is best known for defeating General Robert E. Lee in the Battle of the Potomac. O’Reilly discusses Meade’s ingenuity as a leader and whether the General’s inherent modesty contributed to his accomplishments being minimized by the historical record-keepers.

As always, Mike takes calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 5/7/16 - Can the west defeat Jihad?

One of the biggest threats to the security of citizens in Western nations is Islamic Jihad, no matter how politicians and special interest groups attempt to candy-coat its potential. The U.S. is a leading force in fighting terrorism, but our guest this week, counterinsurgency and counter terrorism expert Dr. Sebastian Gorka, says we have been approaching this wrongly in many ways.
This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors and Dr. Gorka, Breitbart's National Security Editor, founding member of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs and former policy expert for the Hungarian Defense Ministry, discuss a better strategy to challenge Radial Islamic Terrorism. In his new book, Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, Gorka explains how our nation’s counter terrorism policy and its over-reverence toward political correctness has failed us against Jihadists and needs to change in order for us to overcome and win the “War on Terrorism.”
As always, Mike will take your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 4-30-16 - Dr. James McPhereson on Jefferson Davis

Historian James M. McPhereson, the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. They will discuss the man who would become the President of the Confederate State of America, Jefferson Davis, and his place in American history.
Dr. McPhereson wrote the book Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Civil War, where he examines the war and Confederacy through the mind and eyes of Davis, examining his actions, decisions and execution of his job as Commander-in-Chief.
McPhereson will speak at the May 11th Civil War Roundtable of New York City dinner, where he will receive the annual Fletcher-Pratt Award. Ticket information can be found on the Civil War Roundtable of NYC website:

Ask the Lawyer 4/23/16 - Scalia's Court and advances in cancer research at JWCI

This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike remembers the work and legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia with high-profile lawyer and author Kevin A. Ring, who wrote the book, Scalia's Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents.
Ring began compiling and editing the book before Scalia’s passing. He then re-aimed to book to be both a retrospective of the Justice’s impact on history through his decisions and dissenting opinions as well as a remembrance of Scalia’s staunch defense of the Constitution while not allowing the temptation of popular opinion or political influence cloud his judgment.
Readers will also find a rather humorous side to Justice Scalia as well.
Also, Dr. Delphine Lee, Director of the Carolyn Dirks and Brett Dougherty Laboratory for Cancer Research and Department of Translational Immunology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, will talk with Mike about the excellent strides and innovations the JWCI has made in researching for the fight against cancer.

Ask the Lawyer 4/16/16 - Remembering "Mr. Roberts" with Patrick Wayne

This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike and Patrick Wayne remember the John Ford film classic Mr. Roberts, which starred Jack Lemmon, Henry Fonda, William Powell and James Cagney. Wayne portrayed “Bookser” in the movie and reminisces about working on the production, the talent he worked with, Ford’s relationship with the stars and some behind-the-scenes stories.

 Patrick Wayne is also the head of the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

 As always, Mike takes listeners’ calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 4/9/16 with Johnny Crawford and General Grant

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike talks with actor, singer and band leader Johnny Crawford. Most remember him as young Mark McCain in “The Rifleman.” Johnny extended his showbiz career in as he grew up and became an award-winning musician. Johnny discusses his acting, music and his newest CD, Sweepin’ the Clouds Away from which we will play some tracks.
Mike also welcomes noted historian Dr. Kurt Fields, who will speak with Mike as General Ulysses S. Grant in the year 1866, after the Civil War had ended and he is serving as the General of the Army. Dr. Fields brings the Good General to the April 13th Civil War Roundtable of NYC Dinner event at 3 West Club in Manhattan. Ticket information can be found on

Ask the Lawyer 4/2/16 - Vinnie Del Rosso, Tony & Alyse LoBianco

This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike talks with Mike Del Rosso, Congressional Candidate in Virginia’s 5th District. Del Rosso comes into his upcoming primary with an impressive resume in the private sector as an executive with various technology companies. Currently, he is a Research Fellow in National Security Policy, Senior Fellow for Homeland and National Security at the Center for Security Policy, and has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is also co-author of the book, Shariah: The Threat to America: An Exercise in Competitive Analysis.
He is also endorsed by Tony Lo Bianco, who joins Mike to talk about the Del Rosso’s candidacy as well.
As always, Mike takes your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 3/26/16 with Mike Huckabee, J. C. Watts and Alyse LoBianco

Mike Connors welcomes former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Also a one-time talk show host and presidential candidate, Huckabee has a cameo role in the upcoming film “God’s Not Dead 2.” The Reverend discusses the movie and offers his take on the 2016 Presidential Primaries.
Also, former U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts talks with Mike about his new book, “Dig Deep,” where he expresses his seven powerful maxims that have kept him grounded throughout his roller-coaster career from star college and CFL quarterback to U.S. Congressman.
In addition, Alyse LoBianco, known by her pen-name as Alyse Best Muldoon, describes her spiritual journey and inspirational book, “Morning Meditations from Your Abba Father”
As always, Mike takes calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 3/19/16 - with Fraser Heston and Joesph Pearce

.Joseph Pearce is the Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN, and one of the most sought-after spiritual speakers. He wasn’t always one to spread the good word, though. Back in his younger years, he joined the UK’s National Front, a White Supremacist Political Party and became one of the faces of its movement, centered on the racial and ethnic hatred and separation. It would be a fateful pint with an Irish Rock star after a television interview that would turn him around to a path toward kindness and becoming a better man, which is chronicled in his book Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love. Pearce talks with Mike Connors about his long journey of personal transformation on this weekend’s Ask the Lawyer. Plus, as Turner Classic Movies and Bonhams are getting set to auction off The Charles Heston Collection (movie props, NRA memorabilia, rare Shapeskpere books) on March 22nd from the revered actor’s longtime home, we learn more about who he was as a man from his son, Fraser Heston. As always, Mike takes your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 3/12/16 - The 105th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

Several people, many of them young Jewish and Italian immigrant workers, perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911. It was one of New York City’s most horrific tragedies, shaking the entire population. Family, friends, co-workers and the rest of the city mourned the many who lost their lives in the days, weeks and years to come. Former New York State Senator Serphin Maltese once again joins Mike Connors on Ask the Lawyer to discuss the fateful day and its aftermath. March 25, 2016 will mark the 105th anniversary of the historic disaster.
Sen. Maltese describes the working conditions at the factory, how the fire started, the desperation of the people inside, valiant rescue attempts and the grief the entire city felt. He also discusses his personal connection to the tragedy as some of his family sadly succumbed to the smoke and flames.
Still, there was some good that came from the disaster: it became the turning point for improved working conditions and fire safety standards. The New York State Legislature formed the Factory Investigating Commission, which would conduct field studies and inspections resulting in 38 new laws regulating labor in the Empire State. In addition, the American Society of Safety Engineers was established as a result.
This year’s memorial and awards ceremony held by the Triangle Fire Memorial Association will take place on March 18th at 6:30PM at Christ the King HS at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, Queens.

Ask the Lawyer 3/5/16 with David Kincaid

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors’ special guest is David Kincaid. Best known as the co-founder and frontman for The Brandos, Kincaid’s involvement in a Civil War reenactment group led him on a path to seek out and record obscure and interesting songs sung by Irish-American Union solders during the Civil War. Kincaid discusses the songs and their origins with Mike and we will play some of the tracks he recorded for his critically-acclaimed album, “The Irish Volunteer.” 
David Kincaid will be the featured speaker at the March 9 Civil War Roundtable of New York City dinner at 3 West Club in Manhattan. For tickets and information, go to He will talk about the songs, the Irish-American contributions to the Union Army and play some of the both jaunting and haunting tunes. 
As always, Mike takes your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 2/27/16 - Ed Bearss on The Buffalo Soldiers

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike once again welcomes noted Civil War Historian and World War 2 Veteran Ed Bearss, who will guide us through the history and heroics of the African American servicemen fought bravely during the Civil War who became known as the.Buffalo Soldiers.
Bearss brings to life the Buffalo Soldiers’ history, their fierce battles, their trials and their honor as only a storyteller of his caliber can.
As always, Mike takes calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 2/20/16 - The 9 Presidents who screwed up America and Democrat Party policy Con Jobs


Who are the nine U.S. Presidents who ruined America, or at least tried to? While you might have a list of them in your head now for various reasons, Brian McClanahan, author of, The Nine Presidents Who Screwed Up America and the Four Who Tried to Fix Her, reasons his list from a Constitutionalist point of view. The perpetrators might not be who you think they are. Brian joins Mike Connors this weekend on Ask the Lawyer to delve into the author’s analysis.

Also, the Democrat Party likes to fancy itself as fighters for minorities and the poor, but have years of their policies in decaying urban areas like Detroit, Baltimore, Gary, Flint and Camden actually hurt the same people they say they want to help? Crystal Wright, author of Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division, says “yes.” Crystal discusses the points in her book with Mike; she is also the founder of the Conservative Black Chick blog.


As always, Mike takes calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 2/13/16 - with Dr. Alveda King

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors welcomes Rev. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests For Life. Dr. King will discuss several issues concerning the African-American community and the pro-life movement.
Also, Father Robert Sirico, Founder and President of the Acton Institute, talks with Mike about the argument as to whether or not the free market intertwines well with the virtues of the Catholic Church and share thoughts on living in Brooklyn.

Ask the Lawyer 2/6/16 - Remembering the 761st Tank Batallian: "The Black Panthers" of WWII

Mike Connors begins his series highlighting Black History Month with a discussion about the 761st Tank Battalion (known as The Black Panthers).
Mike’s guest will be Military Historian Gina Maria DiNicolo, who wrote the definitive book on the squadron: THE BLACK PANTHERS: A STORY OF RACE, WAR AND COURANGE.
The 761st was instrumental in General George S. Patton’s drive through Germany during World War II.
She is a graduate of the United States ...Naval Academy and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps
As always, Mike will take your calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

Ask the Lawyer 1/30/16 with Kris "Tanto" Paranto, a real Benghazi hero

Michael Bay’s controversial and popular “13 Hours” brings to us the truth about what really happened on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, where the U.S. diplomatic mission there was attacked by terrorists. While we will always remember the four lives that were lost and the political maneuvering during the aftermath, what went unreported was the lives that were saved and the heroism of those who protected the mission. With Mike Connors this weekend on Ask the Lawyer is one of the heroes of Banghazi portrayed in the movie, Kris “Tanto” Paranto, who reveals the real events of that day and how vividly and accurately was Bay’s direction of the film.


Also, Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna talks with Mike about President Abraham Lincoln’s work integrating Jewish immigrants into the U.S. It is the subject of a book Sarna co-authored with Benjamin Shapell, “Lincoln and the Jews: A History.” Sarna and Shapell will be honored with The 54th Annual Barondess/Lincoln Award at the next Civil War Roundtable of New York City on Wednesday, February 10th at 3 West Club in Manhattan. For tickets information, go to

Ask the Lawyer 1/16/15: On "Mercy Street" and George H. W. Bush

Last weekend, PBS Network premiered "Mercy Street," a Civil War drama series about the chaotic world of the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. New York City's Dr. Stanley Burns, is a top medical history consultant for the programm wguxg Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green. Mike Connors talks with Dr. Burns about the show and the Burns Archives.


Also, Random House Executive Editor John Meacham joins Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer to discuss his book about President Bush, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.” They talk about the leadership and legacy of the vastly underrated President. Also, Mike adds to the interview with Meacham a conversation about the author’s 2008 book about Andrew Jackson for which he won a Pulitzer Prize, “Andrew Jackson: American Lion.”

Ask the Lawyer 1/9/16 on Trumbo, The Alamo and Reverse Mortgages

Among Hollywood’s most notorious Stalinist sympathizers was Dalton Trumbo, who writers John McNamara and Brian Cook praised as a hero through the 2015 movie “Trumbo.” While some consider him oppressed and others considered him as dangerous and subversive, who was Derrick Trumbo? Allan Ryskind, son of the legendary screenwriter Morrie Ryskind and author of the book “Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters, Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler,” discusses Trumbo – the man and the movie – in-depth with Mike Connors.
Also, Mike talks with John Farkis, author of the nearly epic tome “Not Thinkin’… Just Remembering: the making of John Wayne’s ‘The Alamo.’ “ The book is dedicated to the conception, evolution, problems with and eventual production of John Wayne’s movie, “The Alamo.”
In addition, our resident Reverse Mortgage expert Frank Melia joins Mike to reveal new rules for and news about reverse mortgages.

Ask the Lawyer 1/2/16 with Jonathan Horn on the Robert E. Lee/Georgw Washington connectoin

Most Americans know Robert E. Lee as the Confederate General who surrendered to Ulysses Grant as the symbolic ending to the Civil War. Did you know how closely intertwined Lee’s life was with that of George Washington?
For our first Ask the Lawyer of 2016 this weekend, Mike Connors welcomes former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and historian Jonathan Horn, who will discuss General Lee, the son of Washington’s most famous eulogist and the son-in-law of Washington’s adopted child, and his inner struggle when it came time to choose sides between the Confederacy and the union of which his father-in-law was a leading architect. Horn’s book, The Man Who Would Not Be Washington, goes in-depth on the Lee-Washington connection. Horn is the featured speaker for the January 13, 2016 Civil War Roundtable of New York City dinner. To reserve your seats, please go to the CWRTNYC website:.
Mike also welcomes Dr. Monica Sweeney, Vice Dean for Global Engagement and Clinical Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management at SUNY Downstate to talk about the facility and geriatric health issues.
As always, Mike takes calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from taxes, probate and nursing home costs live on the air.

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