How John Marshall empowered the Supreme Court

December 29, 2018

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors welcomes Dr. Janie Grumley, Director of the Comprehensive Breast Program at John Wayne Cancer Institute’s Margie Peterson Breast Center. She discusses the latest in breast cancer research at JWCI.
Also, Richard Brookheiser, Senior Editor at the National Review, talks with Mike Connors about the fourth Supreme Court Justice John Marshall’s court, which he delves into deeply in his new biography: “John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court.” It was through the efforts and influence of John Marshall, the nation’s fourth Chief Justice, how the Supreme Court rose in it’s Constitution-preserving stature.

Dr. Jerome Corsi on his lawsuit against the Mueller investigation

December 22, 2018

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Dr. Jerome Corsi talks with Mike Connors about the tactics Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller are using to coerce him and other witnesses to comply with and lie during the ongoing investigations into alleged collusion between President Donald Trump and Russian leaders.
Dr. Corsi describes what happened when Mueller interrogated him, how the prosecutor is handling the investigation and why he is standing up instead of caving in.
Also, to celebrate Christmas, Dr. Michael Foley reveals a long list of festive imbibements filled with holiday cheer from his book “Drinking with St. Nick”
We also re-broadcast Mike’s conversation with Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, CEO of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens.

Allan Hawco

December 15, 2018

Allan Hawco came to international acclaim as the star of a Canadian television show he created called “Republic of Doyle.” Most recently, he starred in “Frontier” and leads the production company he founded. He is one of Canada’s most recognizable stars.
Hawco talks with Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer about growing up in Newfoundland loving the theater, earned a coveted education at the National Theatre School in Montreal and came to prominence as a performer, w...riter and producer.
“Republic of Doyle” can be found on Netflix.
Also, Mike welcomes Monseigneur Anthony Lo Pinto of Catholic Charities of #Brooklyn and #Queens to discuss their services and charitable efforts throughout the boroughs.

Willie Robertson on U.S. History's Great Entrepreneurs

December 08, 2018

It was innovative entrepreneurs who built America, that’s what one of today’s top business leaders says. Willie Robertson, Duck Commander CEO and known nationwide through the television show focusing on his family’s business, #DuckDynasty, talks with Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer as his new book, “American Entrepreneur: How 400 Years of Risk-Takers, Innovators, and Business Visionaries Built the U.S.A,” is out.
Robertson looks back at the earliest entrepreneurs ...of the New World, the Native Americans, then discusses with Mike how enterprisers like George Washington, Ben Franklin and others used their business and leadership skills to help found the Unites States. He looks at the great industrialists and the Big Idea people of today’s tech sector.
Also, Father Paul Bielecki updates us on his mission and what is really happening in the Middle East and Western media is not reporting.
As always, Mike will discuss estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

Steve Scalise; Back in the Game

December 01, 2018

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Congressman Steve Scalise and three other men were shot by a left-wing activist while practicing baseball for the annual Republicans vs. Democrats game. He was hanging on to his life while in surgery and survived thanks to the efforts of several peers, paramedics, police and doctors. He had to endure an infection and a second surgery to live through the ordeal. After long recovery period, he went back to work on the House floor earlier this year and tells his story in his new book, Back in the Game.
Rep. Scalise joins Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer
Also, award-winning journalist Alexis Walkenstein tells Mike about the December 9th Bishop Fulton J. Sheen lecture, in which she will be a presenter, at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan.

Ed Bearss on the Battle of Brooklyn

November 24, 2018

While enjoying the #Thanksgiving weekend, or perhaps battling the retail crowds during Black Friday weekend, enjoy a fiery and in-depth description of the Battle of #Brooklyn, a turning point for the American Revolution, as told by renowned historian, Purple Heart recipient and national treasure Ed Bearss.
Ed describes what led to the battle, the fight, the climax and its aftermath as General Washington took lessons learned from the loss to come back and devise a way to beat the British and win America’s independence.
As always, Mike will discuss estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Chief Justice John Marshall and "Stan Against Evil"

November 17, 2018

The ideological balance of the Supreme Court was a major factor in the 2016 Presidential elections, as the makeup of the most powerful body of the Judicial branch for the future was at stake. Did you know that the Supreme Court was not always as powerful as it is today? It was through the efforts and influence of John Marshall, the nation’s fourth Chief Justice, how the Supreme Court rose in it’s Constitution-preserving stature.
Richard Brookheiser, Senior Editor at the Nati...onal Review, talks with Mike Connors about Marshall’s court, which he delves into deeply in his new biography: “John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court.” The conversation takes us back to a time when political discourse was arguably worse than it is now.
Also, Mike talks with actor John C. McGinley, best known as “Dr. Cox” in the TV series Scrubs and his roles in movies like “Platoon” and “Wall Street,” who has a new program on the IFC Channel, “Stan Against Evil.”

Veterans Day Special

November 10, 2018

 This Veterans Day weekend on Ask the Lawyer, we salute the men and women who have served our nation during times of war, as Mike Connors welcomes to very special guests.
First, Vietnam War Veteran Allan Wallberg tells host Mike Connors of his experiences during the historic battle at Hamburger Hill.
Mike also talks with Colonel Andrew Zieseniss, the new Garrison Commander at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. Col. Ziesmiss discusses why he dedicated his life to service, his military... family history and the sacrifices overseas soldiers and their loved ones make regularly. Mike and the Colonel also talk about this history of Ft. Hamilton.
We at Connors & Sullivan and Ask the Lawyer thank all of our veterans for their service and sacrifices made for our nation and the freedoms so many take for granted.

America's Unsung Heroes and Paul, the Apostle

November 03, 2018

America was built and strengthened by many heroes; some of them we know well and others were not as heralded. Sebastian Gorka, former Deputy Assistant to President Trump (part of the Strategic Initiatives Group), highlights the more unsung among them who kept the nation from falling into the claws of those who sought to destroy it in his new book, “Why We Fight: Defeating America's Enemies With No Apologies” Dr. Gorka discusses their efforts and why the US needs to continue to be world leaders in foreign policy after a previous 8-year apology tour with Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer
In addition, Mike welcomes David Limbaugh, whose latest book, “Jesus is Risen: Paul and the Early Church,” delves into the life and spiritual journey of The Apostle Paul.
Also, Mike will discuss estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

The Common Solder and a Little-Known Foundinig Father

October 27, 2018

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors welcomes two renowned historians:
As most books and monuments honor the great generals and other leaders of the Civil War, Peter Carmichael, Director of the Civil War Institute at #Gettysbug College, discuses the Civil War from the perspective of the enlisted men who were on the front lines.

Also, Harlow Gilles Unger brings to light the accomplishments and important contributions of Dr. Benjamin Rush, whose medical and social innovations helped shape the nation we have today.

Diamond & Silk, Corbin Bernsen and Mike Long

October 20, 2018

Diamond and Silk became instant celebrities with their Youtube videos and support for President Trump when he was a candidate in 2016. Recently, they are a prominent presence in the new documentary film, “Dummycrats.” Diamond and Silk will talk about this, the mid-terms, their movie adventures in Washington and Maxine Waters’ Congressional District, getting censored by Facebook and more with Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer.
Also, Mike welcomes actor Corbin Bernsen,... known for several of his roles including those in “L. A. Law,” “Major League” and “Psych.” Bernsen talks about his acting career, writing, a new project and an upcoming (at the time) L.A. Law cast reunion at the Chiller Theater Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey.
In addition, Mike Long, Chairman of the #Conservative Party of New York State, discusses the mid-terms and their choices for state-wide office.
Plus, Mike will discuss estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

Bernard Kerik's new thriller

October 13, 2018

Bernard Kerik was the Commissioner of New York City’s Police Department when the September 11, 2001 attacks were perpetrated by radical Islamic terrorists. This marked the most devastating attack on American civilians in the history of our nation. Can it happen again? Kerik explores this through a fictional scenario with his new thriller, “The Grave Above the Grave,” where we meet NYPD Commissioner Rick Raymond, who has to protect the city from another major terrorist plot. Kerik talks about all of this with Mike Connors on this weekend’s Ask the Lawyer.
Also, Mike welcomes the new Chair of the Kings County Conservative Party as they discuss the upcoming midterm elections.
In addition, Mike looks at the Battle of #Antietam with historian Justin Martin, whose new book, “A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery,” digs deep into what is considered a great turning point in the #CivilWar.

Director Ron Maxwell on the 25th Anniversary of "Gettysburg"

October 06, 2018

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of “Gettysburg,” starring Tom Berenger, Steven Lang and Martin Sheen. Director Ron Maxwell and some of the actors from the movie will be on hand for a special celebration in Gettysburg, PA on October 13th and 14th. Maxwell joins Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer to discuss the epic’s longevity, a look behind the scenes, a bit about “Copperhead” and the events of the upcoming Gettysburg weekend, which will include a special screening of the Director’s Cut of “Gettysburg” at the Majestic Theater.
Maxwell also talks with Mike about his own activism to protect a creator’s rights to their intellectual property.
Mike will also discuss estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

Burgess Owens on Nike, Kaepernick and standing for the National Anthem

September 29, 2018

Burgess Owens, former New York Jets star and author of several books including the new Why I Stand, talks with Mike Connors this week about Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign, the NFL National Anthem controversy and why respect for the union and our National Anthem is important. 

Also, Mother Mary Richards of Little Sisters of the Poor Queen of Peace Residence, joins Mike to talk about the 150-year history of the famous charity organization and its services.

Dave Herman on Super Bowl III

September 22, 2018

Fifty years ago, the New York Jets started their road to their stunning Super Bowl III victory over the then-Baltimore Colts. It was the first time a team from the AFL beat an established NFL team after the leagues merged. On the offensive line was star Right Guard Dave Herman, who talks about the season and winning the championship with Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer.
Herman tells Mike about when he was drafted by both the Giants and Jets out of college, his time with the #Jets, why Weeb Eubanks moved him to Right Tackle to challenge the Colts’ Bubba Smith, life after football and the unfortunate toll the many concussions Herman suffered took on him.
Also, Mike welcomes historian Father Vincent Heier of Little Bighorn Associates. The conversation centers around the portrayals of General George #Custer in the films “The Died With Their Boots On,” “ Custer of the West” and the mini-series “Son of the Morning Star.” (Photo of Fr. Heier by Joe Creadon)
Mike will also discuss estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

Ann Coulter and Rep. Bob Livingston

September 15, 2018

The #Resistance movement has been loud since the 2016 Presidential election and has been seen throughout Hollywood, the major news media, in Washington and across the field of Blue Checkmarks on Twitter (as well as other Social Media). But, who ARE the “resistance” and what is their movement all about? Ann Coulter has answers in her newest book, “Resistance is Futile: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost its Collective Mind.” She talks with Mike Connors about it on this week’s Ask the Lawyer.
Also, Mike welcomes former Congressman Bob Livingston of Louisiana, who was a major player during the Bill Clinton Impeachment hearings, former Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and was elected to replace Newt Gingrich as the Speaker of the House before resigning from his seat. The former Representative discusses his career in public service, his triumphs, some of his less-than-stellar moments and what he is doing today. Livingston’s new book is titled, “The Windmill Chaser: Triumphs and Less in American Politics.”
Mike will also discuss estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.
It all starts Saturday, 6pm on AM 970 The Answer in New York and again at 5pm Sunday on AM 970, plus the following Saturday morning at 8 on AM 570 The Mission

Allen Guelzo on the Reconstruction; Bobby Lauri on his life and music

September 08, 2018

The Reconstruction was one of the most important eras of American History, not only because it shaped the future of the Unites States, but also due to the many ways it could have turned out. Professor Allen Guelzo, Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, looks into how the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln came into play as the fight shifted from the battlefields to the Capital Building in his book, “Reconstruction: A Concise History.” Professor Guelzo talks with Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer about the historic fight between President Andrew Johnson’s more Southern-friendly plan versus the Radical Reconstructionists who wanted the former Confederate states to pay dearly for their secession.
Also, musician Bobby Lauri joins Mike to discuss his memoir, “Notes of Sorrow, Songs of Joy.” It’s a story of his life growing up in the city, dealing with abuse at home, then finding his way as a musician and in life, soon playing with some of the great band leaders in entertainment history.

The First MLB All-Star Game and The Lost Batallion

September 01, 2018

In 1933, Comiskey Park in Chicago was the host of what would be Major League Baseball’s first All-Star Game. In the right field bleachers to enjoy it was 10-year old Ed Bearss. The 95-year old World War 2 veteran, Purple Heart recipient and renowned historian threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the first American Armed Services All-Star Classic Game earlier this year.
Bearss takes us back to the special game, how his family was invited, what happened during the contest, how he became a New York Giants fan and some more stories about his love for baseball.
Also, Mike welcomes Ed Lengel, whose latest book, “Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion,” focuses on the stories of four of the men who fought in the deadly seven-say battle with the enemy inside Argonne Forest. Lengel brings to life the hard-fought altercation, the lives lost, those who survived the fight after running out of ammunition and food and how the men dealt with their ordeal in the aftermath and throughout their lives.
Mike will also discuss estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.
It all starts Saturday, 6pm on AM 970 The Answer in New York and again at 5pm Sunday on AM 970, plus the following Saturday morning at 8 on AM 570 The Mission #MLB #allstargame #WWI #TheLostBrigade

Dinesh D'Souza on Death of a Nation; A look at the sinking of the USS Indianapolis

August 25, 2018

Dinesh D’Souza joins Mike Connors this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio to discuss the nation’s current state, the attitudes over Donald #Trump’s presidency, its parallels to the Democratic opposition to Abraham Lincoln’s election and current overall political discourse which are all covered in the documentarian’s new book, Death of a Nation, and film of the same name.
Also, Mike welcomes historians Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, whose in-depth book, Indianapolis: The True... Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, chronicles the historic sinking of the vessel, sailors’ struggle to survive cold ocean waters and shark attacks, why it took days to find and rescue those who managed to endure the ordeal, the aftermath and the decades it took to clear the name of Captain Charles McVay, who was unfairly court martialed over the tragedy.
Mike also takes calls on estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

Keith Wofford - New York Attorney General Candidate

August 18, 2018

Meet Keith Wofford, who is seeking the job of New York State’s Attorney General on this week’s Ask the Lawyer with Mike Connors.
Mike talks with the Republican candidate about why he wants to run, fighting corruption in Albany and the role of the Attorney General. Wofford, a Manhattan-based lawyer, also discusses his thoughts on Mayor Bill De Blasio’s capping of #Uber drivers’ licenses.
Also, #Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer looks into what today’s mainstream media hides and what many historians seem to ignore in his new book, “The #History of Jihad: From Muhammad to #ISIS.” Spencer joins Mike for an in-depth discussion about his research into the history of Islamic Jihad and its effects on the world from its establishment through to today.
Mike will also take your calls on estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.
It all starts Saturday, 6pm on AM 970 The Answer in New York and again at 5pm Sunday on AM 970, plus the following Saturday morning at 8 on AM 570 The Mission #AttorneyGeneral #NYSElections2018 #AG #Election2018 #AlbanyCorruption

Ed Bearss on Nathan Bedford Forrest

August 11, 2018

The renowned Historian Ed Bearss is back with the story of one of the most feared Confederate Generals and politically controversial figures of the Civil War, Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Rising through the ranks from Private all the way to General, Forrest would become a major nemesis to Union Hero Generals Ulysses Grant and William Sherman. He was an innovator as a cavalry leader whose methods would influence military strategists of future wars.... Among his many successful missions, however, was the 1864 Fort Pillow Massacre. The raid would set Forrest’s notorious place in U.S. history as he and his troops would murder several Union troops who already surrendered, most of whom were black soldiers.
Bearss looks back at Nathaniel Bedford Forrest’s Civil War Exploits, conflicts with other Confederate leaders, the Fort Pillow Bloodbath, Forrest’s roles in the post-war Reconstruction Era and his becoming the first leader of the Ku Klux Klan, which further solidified his place as an historic villain and fuel recent controversy over monuments in his honor.
Mike also discusses estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

On Charles McGraw and Brett Kavanaugh

August 04, 2018

Charles McGraw was known as one of the great #FilmNoir genre actors of his time. After his film career started in the early 1940s, McGraw developed into an acclaimed leading man, starring in such #films as “Armored Car Robbery,” “Roadblock” and #TV’s “Adventures of the Falcon.”
Mike talks with biographer and film historian Alan K. Rode about McGraw’s life and career, which the author delves into in his book: “Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy,” on Ask the La...wyer this weekend.
Also, Mike welcomes lawyer and legal analyst Kevin Ring, who wrote to notable books about the late Justice Antonin Scalia, to Ask the Lawyer for a conversation about President #Trump’s current nominee to the #SupremeCourt, Brett Kavanaugh.

Bobby Valentine and Joseph Pearce

July 28, 2018

Bobby Valentine was one of #baseball’s top prospects when he was first brought up to the majors in 1969, but injuries held him back from the potential stardom for which he seemed on track. Although he was forced to retire from the game at an early age, Valentine developed into a widely-respected baseball mind in both the US and Japan, where he managed several winning teams, making the most from his rosters’ talent when at the helm.
Today, Bobby Valentine is a businessman, a ...philanthropist and Athletic Director or Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. “Bobby V” will talk with Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the Lawyer about his baseball and entrepreneurial careers as well as what he is doing today.
Also, Joseph Pearce is back with Mike as they discuss the Catholic Writer’s upcoming book, “Further Up and Further In: Understanding Narnia.”

Claude Jarman, Jr's New Book & Lou Sabini on "We Were Expendable"

July 21, 2018

Claude Jarman, Jr, the young star of “The Yearling” and several other movies as a child and teen, is back on Ask the Lawyer with Mike Connors this week with his memoir, “My Life and the Last Days of Hollywood.” Claude tells Mike #Hollywood was changed forever with the rise of television in the 1950s and 60s – at least the Hollywood he and many others knew was on the decline. Jarman also relives stories on the sets of his films, how he was discovered and what he is doing today.
The John Ford-directed “They Were Expendable” was the first film where a photographer was granted access to take photos while it was being made. Lou Sabini tells the story through the eyes of the man behind the camera, Nick Scutti, in his book: “Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendable: A Pictorial History.”
Mike also discusses estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

A Child Soldier and The Chocolate Diva

July 14, 2018

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike welcomes two very special guests:
Once a child soldier in the Iran revolution in the early 80s, Essi Baghari saw his closest friends die in a fight he was forced into. Essi tells Mike of his story, life in Iran, his personal downward spiral, escape to East Germany and eventual refuge to Canada. It is all in Baghari’s book, “From a Suicide Mission to Human Connection: The True Story of a Child Soldier.”
Also, Peggy Eason, known as “The Chocolate Diva,” talks with Mike about her life, being born without sight, never giving up, finding a love for music, developing her talent and her upcoming show on July 28th, 2pm, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at 407 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Reservations can be made here: http://bit.ly/2Ji8AVl
Mike also discusses estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.
It all starts Saturday, 6pm on AM 970 The Answer in New York and again at 5pm Sunday on AM 970, plus the following Saturday morning at 8 on AM 570 The Mission #childsoldiers #music #peggyeason #LaurieBeechmanTheatre

Ron Swoboda

July 07, 2018

One of the heroes of the 1969 Miracle Met, the man who made “The Catch” off a Brooks Robinson line drive in the 9th inning of Game 4 of the World Series, joins Mike Connors this weekend on Ask the Lawyer. Ron Swoboda talks about that fateful game, being part of the Amazin’ Mets era, his career, playing for Gil Hodges, the post-season experience, his life today and his affinity for the music of New Orleans, the city he calls home.
Mike also discusses estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

Lincoln & the Irish; Bishop Fulton J. Sheen discussions

June 30, 2018

We all know about the impact President Abraham Lincoln had on the history of the United States of America. Did you also know that the Irish immigrant community and Lincoln also had quite profound effects on each other? Author and publisher Niall O’Dowd talks about this relationship and his new book, “Lincoln and the Irish,” with Mike Connors on Ask the Lawyer this weekend.
Also, Alexis Walkenstein joins Mike to talk about the book she compiled, chronicling the life and writings of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.
Mike also discusses estate planning, elder law, #probate, #wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.

Felipe Alou & Burgess Owens

June 23, 2018

Felipe Alou was studying to be a doctor when his school’s #baseball team recruited him from the Track and Field squad to play for them. As fate would have it, family financial troubles forced the future star outfielder and manager to sign with the New York Giants organization in 1955. Only the second player from the Dominican Republic to play in the majors in 1958, Alou would soon be joined by his brothers, Matty and Jesus, in the bigs and decades later, managing his son, Moises, with the Montreal Expos.
Alou tells his story, one where he experienced hardship growing up, being unable to stay in some hotels in his early pro years, breaking into the majors, seeing America’s attitudes toward minority ballplayers change drastically throughout his career and a lot of baseball in his new book, “Alou: My Baseball Journey.” Felipe Alou joins Mike Connors this week on Ask the Lawyer.
Also, Burgess Owens is back, the #NFL Player-turned-commentator discusses the continued controversy over National Anthem protests as well as media double-standards when it comes to speech and his upcoming book, “Why I Stand.”

Ron Chernow on Grant

June 16, 2018

Ron Chernow, the man whose book about President Alexander Hamilton inspired a the hit Broadway musical, “#Hamilton,” appeared at the May 14th Civil War Roundtable of New York City dinner for a Q and A session with Mike Connors about the author’s new book, “#Grant.” We will air the conversation, taped in front of a live audience at the event.
Chernow goes in-depth on the book and on the life of General-turned-President Ulysses S. Grant.

Davey Johnson and Michael Grimm.

June 09, 2018

It was 1986 when the New York #Mets last won a World Series. Stars like Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez and Dwight Gooden dazzled on the field. The man at the helm was Davey Johnson, an all-star second baseman from the managerial school of Earl Weaver and mathematician who also ushered in what would be soon known a sabermetrics to baseball. He led the team from being cellar dwellers to champions. Johnson talks about his time with the Mets, playing days, leading other teams to success and his thoughts on the game today with Mike Connors on this week’s Ask the lawyer.
Also, as the hotly-contested Republican primary for Representative of New York’s 11th Congressional District in the House of Representatives continues, Michael Grimm joins Mike to discuss important issues and his attempt to win back the seat he once held.

The Appomattox Campaign

June 02, 2018

The #Appomattox Campaign marked the ending of the Civil War. The series of battles began on March 29, 1865, ending on April 9th of that year with General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union Forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant. Historian Patrick Schroeder walks us through the entire sequence of events until the final battle and raising of the white flag on this week’s Ask the Lawyer with Mike Connors.
Schroeder will be the speaker at the June 11 Civil War Roundtable of NYC dinner event at 3 West Club in #Manhattan. For tickets and information, please visit www.cwrtnyc.org.
Also, Anthony DeStephano, the Vice Chairman of Priests for Life, discusses the religion of Atheism with Mike about the ideas in his new book, Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There is No God.
Mike will also take your calls about estate planning, elder law, probate, wills and how to protect your assets from probate and nursing home costs.
It all starts Saturday, 6pm on AM 970 The Answer in New York and again at 5pm Sunday on AM 970, plus the following Saturday morning at 8 on AM 570 The Mission. #CivilWar #ElderLaw #PriestsForLifeRt

Memorial Day and John Wayne's Birthday Special

May 26, 2018

Memorial Day weekend is not simply the beginning of summer and a time to hit the department stores for big sales, it is when we remember the sacrifices of those who defended and died for our country. Mike Connors welcomes a host of guests for Ask the Lawyer’s #MemorialDay Special this weekend: Joe Mantegna previews the Annual Memorial Day Concert in Washington to be televised on #PBS Ray Aalbue talks about #Brooklyn’s 151st Annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade Marine Ed By...rne of the Brooklyn #1 Detachment of the Marine Corps League highlights the good work the unit does for veterans and their community Also, for John Wayne’s Birthday, we play Mike’s interview with Patrick Wayne where they discuss the classic film, “The Searchers.” #Searchers Club Founder, Renowned Historian and Actor Pat Falci joins Mike for a conversation about the movie

Medical Legend Dr. Michael Brescia

May 19, 2018

This weekend on Ask the Lawyer, Mike welcomes Dr. Michael Brescia, Calvary Hospital’s Executive Medical Director. Dr. Brescia is the co-inventor of the Brescia-Cimino Arterio-Venous Fistula in 1966, a milestone in the field of kidney disease, but did you know he did not seek a patent on it, which would have made him millions, because it would have taken around a year and too many people would have died before that? Dr. Brescia tells his story and talks with Mike about his passion for Medicine and Calvary Hospital on Ask the Lawyer.
Also, as Pope Francis has been quite different from past men who have held the Roman Catholic Church’s most esteemed title, he has been both a media darling and a polarizing figure. One Church historian, Henry Sire, recently came out publicly as the author of “The Dictator Pope,” a critical review of Pope Francis’ actions and agenda since being elected. Sire has since been suspended from his membership of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Mike also discusses elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from #taxes, #probate and nursing home costs

Franklin Graham on his dad & Alan K. Rode on Michael Curtiz

May 12, 2018

A book in the works for a long time, Rev. Franklin Graham completed “Through My Father's Eyes,” after the passing of his dad, Rev. Billy Graham. It reflects on the life lessons the younger Evangelical Minister learned growing up in the Graham household and how they shaped him to become the man he is today. Franklin Graham also tells Mike Connors about the last time he spoke to his father during their conversation on this weekend’s Ask the Lawyer.
Also, Mike welcomes #FilmNoir Historian Alan K. Rode, whose new book, “Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” is a deep look into the life and mind of the acclaimed director of a long list of great films including “#Casablanca,” “The Adventures of Robin Hood, “The #Comancheros” and “Noah’s Ark.”
Mike also discusses elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from #taxes, #probate and nursing home costs

Sen. Tim Scott and Johnny Cash through his music

May 05, 2018

Senator Tim Scott joins Mike Connors this week on Ask the Lawyer to follow up last week’s guest appearance by Rep. Trey Gowdy, co-author of their book, “Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country.” The Senator continues the discussion about the state of American political discourse, policy and his own political future.
Also, #Brooklyn Daily Eagle Senior Editor John Alexander talks with Mike about his new book, “The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash.” In the book, John delves deep into Johnny Cash’s music and how his childhood, family, faith, empathy for others and many other influences reflect the stories the country legend told in his songs.
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William Daniels and Rep. Trey Gowdy

April 28, 2018

What's thisYou might know William Daniels as the man who played John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Dr. Clark, Mr. Feeny or KITT. Daniels' voice is unmistakable and he joins Mike Connors on this week's Ask the Lawyer. Daniels discusses his illustrious career and tells some funny stories from his travels as his autobiography, "There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others," is now available.
In addition, Rep. Trey Gowdy reveals what's going on in Washington now, political discourse, why he is not seeking re-election this year and the new book he co-authored with Sen. Tim Scott: "Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country."
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Syria with Fr. Paul; Baseball with Ron Hunt

April 21, 2018

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's aThe joint US-UK-France bombings of Syrian military targets in response to Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons attacks on his nation’s citizens has led to much debate among politicians, experts and armchair quarterbacks. What, really, happened there amid their Civil War and was the mission justified? Father Paul Bielecki, Capuchin Friar and leader of a hospital mission in Lebanon for Christian #refugees cuts through all of the chatter with Mike Connors this weekend to reveal what is really going on in #Syria.
Also, Mike welcomes former #Mets great Ron Hunt once again as the All-Star Second Baseman offers his thoughts on the potential of legalized baseball gambling, players’ attitudes, new rules and the state of the game.
Justin Daley, lawyer at Connors and Sullivan, will co-host the show this weekend with Mike as they discuss elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from #taxes, #probate and nursing home coststtention...

Jim Caviezel reprise and Skip Lockwood

April 14, 2018

This week on Ask the Lawyer, we present once again Mike’s conversation with Co-Star and Executive Producer of Paul, Apostle of Christ, Jim Caviezel as the critically-acclaimed actor discusses the making of the movie, the cast and why he decided to tape a prominent role in the project.
Also, #Mets fans remember the dreary days of the late 1970s. One of the team’s few bright spots was their fireballing closer Skip Lockwood. The infielder-turned-pitcher tells stories from on the field and inside the dugout, as he shares in his new book, “Insight Pitch: My Life as a Major League Closer.”
In addition, Mike welcomes William Spencer Reilly, Executive Director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan to discuss the history of the facility, some facts about Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and upcoming programs there.

Steve Forbes on Taxes and Toy Soldiers; Scott Eyman on Fonda and Stewart

April 07, 2018

Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes Media talks taxes and policy with Mike Connors this weekend on Ask the Lawyer. Mike will also talk with the two-time Presidential candidate about his father, Malcolm Forbes’ military miniature collection, which at one time sold for $2.3 million. Recently, WCBS-TV News and NY1 News did feature stories on Mike’s collection, which you can see on display at the Connors & Sullivan Law Offices.
Mike also welcomes Film Historian Scott Eyman, who discusses with Mike the close friendship of Hollywood icons James Stewart and Henry Fonda. The two men’s relationship is chronicled in Eyman’s newest book: "Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart."For

Jim Caviezel on "Paul, Apostle of Christ"

March 31, 2018

Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for his roles in the #movies The Passion of the Christ, The Count of Monte Cristo and the #TV series Person of Interest, plays Luke in the new movie Paul, Apostle of Christ. He talks about the film, its conception and why he took part in it with Mike Connors this weekend on Ask the Lawyer.
Also, was Jefferson Davis a conspirator in President Abraham Lincoln’s death and should he have been tried for it? Historian John C. Fazio joins Mike to delve into that question. Fazio will speak at the April 9th Civil War Roundtable of New York dinner at 3 West Club in Manhattan. For tickets and information visit www.cwrtnyc.org.
In addition, Sheen Center for Thought and Culture Director of Program Administration David DiCerto discusses the various programs offered at the facility and highlights some of the interesting upcoming shows and forums scheduled for the coming months.

Looking Back: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

March 24, 2018

WhaThis week on Ask the Lawyer, former Assemblyman Serf Maltese takes us back to 107 years ago on the anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
The blaze killed several hundred employees, many of whom were immigrants who came to the U.S. looking for a better life. The inferno devastated many families who lost loved ones, including Maltese’s.
Mike and Serf discuss how the fire started, what happened during and its aftermath, as well as how it sparked a drastic turnaround in political support of legislation to vastly improve the safety of employees at the workplace.t's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Talkin' Baseball with Fay Vincent and Ivan Rodriguez

March 17, 2018

WhThis week on Ask the Lawyer with Mike Connors features conversations with two true #baseball icons.
Hall of Fame Catcher Ivan Rodriguez talks with Mike and Connors & Sullivan attorney Adriana Lima about his career, thoughts on the game and his new venture into the #coffee business.
Also, Mike discusses some of the new baseball rules, economics of the sport, and the potential arrival of legalized baseball betting in the near future with former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent.
As always, Mike takes calls on elder law, estate planning and protecting your assets from #taxes, #probate and nursing home costs live on the airat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Jamie Farr and Director Andrew Hyatt

March 10, 2018

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's atteJamie Farr was best known as the lovable Corporal (later Sergeant) Maxwell Q. Klinger from the classic TV series, “M*A*S*H.” When he was not bucking for a Section 8 in character, Farr was a regular on the Red Skelton show, appeared in several movies and television programs, has done live theater and has been involved in several philanthropic efforts. Mike Connors welcomes Farr on this week’s Ask the Lawyer. We find out how Farr got into acting while growing up in Toledo, how he broke into show business, his relationship with Red Skelton, the real-life parallels between Farr and Klinger as well as the actor’s philanthropical efforts. Mike also talks with Andrew Hyatt, writer and director of “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” which hits the theaters on March 23. Hyatt discusses what inspired him to write the movie, the cast and some stories from behind the scenes. It all starts Saturday, 6pm on AM 970 The Answer, re-broadcasts at 5pm Sunday on AM 970 and 8am next Saturday on AM 570 The Mission. #MASH #PailApostleofChrist #Klingerntion...

Movie Nights with the Reagans

March 03, 2018

WhatThe U.S. President is the de facto CEO and figurehead of our nation. While we see their public faces, have you ever wondered what they and their families might have been like while unwinding behind closed doors and away from the cameras? Find out how the Reagans relaxed with each other on this week’s Ask the Lawyer as Mike Connors welcomes Mark Weinberg, former speech writer and advisor to President Ronald Reagan, who was always invited to spend evenings with the couple in their Camp David living room.
In his new book, “#Movie Nights with the Reagans,” Weinberg reveals what kinds of features the former Hollywood couple would watch, which ones they loved and those they favored less. Did they like the modern movies? What about the classics? Which actors and directors did they most admire? Weinberg discusses it all with Mike.
Also, Mike talks with author and Catholic scholar Philip Lawler, who takes a critical look at Pope Francis in his new book, “Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock.”'s this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Curt Fields as President Grant/Howard Kurtz on Media Madness

February 24, 2018

Mike Connors welcomes Dr. Curt Fields, noted historian specializing in the life of President Ulysses S. Grant, who took the oath of office on March 4, 1869. Dr. Fields, as President Grant, reveals why the heralded #CivilWar General finally decided to run for office, his first initiatives after taking office and why he felt it was important to not prosecute Confederate leaders, officers and soldiers for treason after the war and as part of the re-unification process.
Mike also welcomes #FOX News Channel’s Howard Kurtz, who discusses much of the mainstream media’s hatred of President Donald #Trump and how those feelings have affected their coverage of him, sometimes to the point of reporting false negative stories. Kurtz goes in-depth on this in his new book, “Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press and the War Over the Truth.”

Juanita Broaddrick's Story

February 10, 2018

Junaita Broaddrick’s story was ridiculed and minimized by major media outlets and pundits when it gained some national attention during the 1992 Presidential election season. It was then, when a little-known Governor of Arkansas charmed Democratic Primary voters with his saxophone-playing prowess into giving him their party’s nomination and an eventual general election victory despite several allegations against him from women including Broaddrick ranging from sexual miscondu...ct to rape.
The now-retired grandmother recounts the day in 1978 when she said former President Bill #Clinton raped her in her new book, “You’d Better Put Some Ice On That: How I Survived Being Raped by Bill Clinton.” Her story has gained more attention at the heels of the 2016 Presidential campaign and the #MeToo movement. Broaddrick talks about all of it this weekend with Mike Connors on Ask the Lawyer.
Mike also once again welcomes Dee Wallace, best known for her roles in “#Cujo,” “The #Howling,” and “E.T.” among others. The famed actress catches us up on her most recent projects including a new horror movie, a TV series and her healing podcast.

Pamela Gellar and Petrine Mitchum

February 03, 2018

Pamela Geller continues to be one of the nation’s most prominent voices calling out Radical Islamic #Terrorism, even though there is a #Fatwa against her. She tells her story to Mike Connors on Ask the Lawyer this weekend. Often called the Joan of Arc of anti-terrorism, known for her blog, "The Geller Report" and her book, "Fatwa: Hunted in America," details how she became one of the world's foremost activists for the freedom of speech, individual rights, and equality of #rights for all.

Also, have you ever wondered how those beautiful #horses in the classic #westerns and other #movies were trained? Petrine Day Mitchum talks with Mike about the noble stallions and her book, “#Hollywood Hoofbeats: The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television.”

James O'Keefe on the Media and Rich Little Returns

January 20, 2018

James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas organization has been praised and maligned for his investigative documentary reporting on shenanigans from the likes of ACORN, Planned Parenthood, a number of mainstream media outlets and Twitter. He goes in-depth on the latter and discusses his new book, American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News with Mike Connors on this weekend’s Ask the Lawyer. They discuss how Twitter’s algorithms and some of their gatekeeper employees control what you see on your feed.
Mike also welcomes the legendary impressionist Rich Little once again. Little tells more stories from his book, Little By Little: People I have Met and Been, including anecdotes with former Presidents and major film stars.

The Battle of New Orleans with Ed Bearss

December 13, 2019

The Battle of New Orleans was the last major altercation of the War of 1812 as American forces led by Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson turned back a much larger British attack. The Americans’ victory led to the signing of the Treaty of Ghent and inspired the classic Johnny Horton song, “The Battle of New Orleans.”
On the anniversary of the series of fights, Mike Connors welcomes historian Ed Bearss to tell the story about how the outnumbered Americans defeated the invading army.