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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961, in New York City, New York) is an American conservative talk radio host, a co-host of Fox News Channel's program Hannity & Colmes, the host of the Fox News weekend program Hannity's America, and the author of two books. Hannity is of Irish descent, and a Roman Catholic.

Early life
Hannity attended St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary in Uniondale in Long Island, graduating in 1980 with a high school diploma. He dropped out of New York University and decided to pursue a radio career.

Current professional life
Further information: The Sean Hannity Show
He got his first talk radio show in 1987 at KCSB-FM, the volunteer college station at UC Santa Barbara. After airing for 40 hours of air time, The program was made available via Armed Forces Radio Network in 2006. In June 2007 ABC Radio and Radio Networks was sold to Citadel Communications.

In January of 2007 Clear Channel Communications signed a groupwide 3 year extension with Sean Hannity on over 70 stations.

Sean Hannity Clear Channel
Hannity is a host of Hannity & Colmes, an American political debate television program on the Fox News Channel featuring Hannity and Alan Colmes as co-hosts. Hannity presents the conservative point of view with Colmes providing the liberal viewpoint. Hannity frequently engages in heated debates with guests of the opposing viewpoint.

Hannity and Colmes
In January 2007, Hannity began a new Sunday night television show on Fox News Channel called Hannity's America. The show is on Sundays at 9:00pm.

Hannity's America
In the 2005 documentary film This Divided State, Hannity is shown speaking to the students of Utah Valley State College and members of the surrounding community. He had originally been invited to debate filmmaker Michael Moore, but chose to appear separately. Hannity also appeared as a newscaster in the 1998 thriller The Siege.

Since 2005, Hannity has run a dating service on his website, called "Hannidate," matching conservative or Republican-leaning singles. The stated purpose of Hannidate is to create a "place where people of like conservative minds can come together to meet."

Controversy and criticism

Deliver Us From Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism (ReganBooks, 2004) ISBN 0-06-058251-0
Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Against Liberalism (ReganBooks, 2002) ISBN 0-06-051455-8

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