Talk Show Personality Barry Gordon: An Island of Liberal Sanity in a Sea of Right Wing Wackiness

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With an entetainment career spanning five decades, Barry Gordon moves from stage and screen to the political arena as the host of new radio and TV talk shows in Los Angeles. From his acclaimed role as the lawyer Rabinowitz in "Archie Bunker's Place" to receiving his J.D. in 1991 while president of the Screen Actors Guild, Barry has put his love of show business, law and politics together as an ironic and often hilarious liberal voice.

– There is a new liberal voice in town taking on the “rantmeisters” of the right, who monopolize 90 percent of the airways. Barry Gordon, former president of the Screen Actors Guild and a lifelong Democrat, can be heard Sunday nights on “From Left Field” over KRLA, 870 AM radio and Tuesday through Friday evenings, 9-10 p.m. on “NewsRap” airing on Channel 56 and webcast on

The two new shows are among the few places in Los Angeles media where moderate and considered opinions can be expressed without the fear of “yahoo” humiliation. Gordon treats all callers with respect.

Among the guests who have appeared since the shows began a few months ago are Harvard’s Dr. David Himmelstein, founder of Physicians for a National Health Plan, State Senator Sheila Kuehl, author Justin Frank on his book “Bush on the Couch,” and former ACLU President and constitutional law expert Stephen Rohde.

Gordon began his entertainment career at age three when he appeared on the “Ted Mack Amateur Hour” and currently has a recurring role in HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He recorded “Nuttin’ for Christmas” when he was six, still one of the top ten best-selling holiday records, was nominated for a Tony in “A Thousand Clowns,” was a regular on “Archie Bunker’s Place,” and has appeared on numerous TV series.

About 15 years ago his interest moved into law and politics. He earned his law degree and immersed himself in the political arena, narrowly losing the Congressional election to entrenched Republican James Rogan by three points in 1998.

Now he is merging his entertainment and political careers as “an island of liberal sanity in a sea of right wing wackiness.” Tune in and get informed.


Holly Wallace


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