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Mental Floss Chooses “Lincoln’s Last Trial” as Best Book of 2018

December 8, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Editorial Staff @ 2:52 am

Mental Floss chose the 56 best books of 2018 and published the list on Wednesday. Despite stiff competition across all genres, Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him To The Presidency claimed the esteemed title. Since the book’s publication on June 5th, 2018, reviews  have raved on Dan and co-author David Fisher’s ability to turn Lincoln’s lost transcript into a compelling and, until now, unseen perspective on one of the most famous lawyers in history.

Lincoln’s Last Trial is the true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement – and which played out in the nation’s newspapers as he began his presidential campaign. The book captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client – but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.

On November 19th Dan announced his new book Theodore Roosevelt For The Defense: The Courtroom Battle To Save His Legacy. Using court transcripts, news reports, and other sources, Dan and David examine a tense political climate, a United States linked to armed conflict all over the globe, and a pugnacious former president known for suing the media during and after his time of office. The book is out May 21, 2019.


Famous Faces and Bold-Faced Names Celebrate the Holidays at Mediaite’s ‘Most Influential in News Media’

Filed under: Blog — Editorial Staff @ 12:37 am

On Thursday night Mediaite invited the biggest and most important names in news media to a night at Freds at Barneys. Invited to the party were the  top 75 most influential in news media, as determined by Mediaite’s ‘Most Influential in News Media’ list revealed that morning.

Among those attending were ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, CNN’s president Jeff Zucker, CNN reporter Jim Acosta, CNN anchor Don Lemon, CNN host SE Cupp, CNN host John Berman, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, political commentator Margaret Hoover, CNN Senior Political Analyst John Avlon, Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade, Fox News anchor Ed Henry, Fox News host Melissa Francis, Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano, MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Diane Sawyer, Brian Ross, Dan Abrams, Megyn Kelly, Preet Bharara, political commentator Ann Coulter, Jay Sures, political commentator Evan Siegfried, political commentator Kristin Tate, and staff of Mediaite.

From TV green rooms to the corridors of the senate to the latest White House press briefing, Mediaite is a trusted source on the intersection of politics and media across the political spectrum. Breaking news, analysis and opinions aplenty, they deliver it all with lightning quick speed. Mediaite is part of the Abrams Media Network.

The Dan Abrams Show: Week In Review

November 5, 2018
Filed under: Blog,The Dan Abrams Show — Editorial Staff @ 3:23 am

For it’s premiere week, The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law boasted an impressive portfolio of guest experts and television personalities. With them Dan discussed the biggest news stories of the day, ranging from the latest developments in president Trump’s campaign to Whitey Bulger, the pipebomb packages, and the Tree of Life shooting.

Monday, Chris Cuomo, CNN anchor and radio show host, welcomed Dan to SiriusXM POTUS Channel, and Daniel Goldman, NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst spoke with Dan about the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, Jamal Greene,Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Paul Callan, CNN Legal Analyst, Criminal Defense Attorney & Former NYC Homicide Prosecutor joined the show to discuss Birthright Citizenship, and the legalities of Trump’s announced desire to end the constitutional law.

Wednesday, Sean Hannity discussed his views on Trump and answered questions about his reporting on the White House. Jeffrey Toobin, Senior Legal Analyst for CNN, Staff writer for The New Yorker and Author of American Heiress called in to talk about Roger Stone gearing up for legal battle.

Thursday, Geraldo Rivera, Correspondent at Large for Fox News and Host of the new REELZ Network series “Geraldo Rivera’s Murder in the Family” sat down to discuss his own opinions on Trump and the most controversial news of the week.  

Friday, Mimi Rocah, Former Federal Prosecutor for Southern District of New York & MSNBC Legal Analyst and Brian Williams, Chief Investigative Reporter for the Law & Crime Network discussed the migrant caravan and the death of Whitey Bulger.


The Dan Abrams Show airs from 2:00-3:00pm every weekday on SiriusXM POTUS Channel 124.

Geraldo Rivera on The Dan Abrams Show

November 1, 2018
Filed under: Blog,The Dan Abrams Show — Editorial Staff @ 11:07 pm

Geraldo Rivera joined Dan to discuss his view on Trump, the Mueller investigation, and the pipe bomb events of last week following a divisive appearance on The View Thursday Morning. Geraldo faced massive backlash both online and in person for his statements that the mailed explosives were not real, arguing on Twitter:

“Put aside hatred of @POTUS & ask, with 12 days until a critical mid-term election-would a rabid fan/crazed supporter of @realDonaldTrump really pick this time to kill off the president’s enemies in a way guaranteed to make him look complicit in mass murder on the world stage?”

Geraldo apologized after a suspect, who was a loud Trump supporter, was in custody. He did so on both The View and The Dan Abrams Show and told Dan about where his view came from, lightheartedly laying most of the blame on his brother Craig. Geraldo compared this tweet to a previous photo he released of himself topless. Having thoroughly addressed the subject, the pair moved on to discuss Trump’s rhetoric, his promises and lies, and his own relationship with Trump.

Although Geraldo is on the president’s side for many issues, one where they differ is in immigration policies.

“It’s kind of bizarre, that he’s so keen to make more rigid rules on immigration when immigrants have played such a vital role in his life and in his businesses”

Geraldo Rivera is the Correspondent at Large for Fox News and Host of new REELZ Network series Geraldo Rivera’s Murder in the Family which premieres Saturday night at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST

Sean Hannity On “The Dan Abrams Show”

Filed under: Blog — Editorial Staff @ 2:42 am

In a rare interview outside of his own show and Fox News Network, Sean Hannity joined The Dan Abrams Show for its third episode on Wednesday. The conversation focused in one part President Trump’s incendiary comments and actions, beginning with Dan’s question if Sean would consider himself an advocate for the president and leading into a discussion on Trump’s controversial public track record over the last two years. When questioned if Trump should be held to a higher standard of communication as president, Sean argued that


“Donald Trump was not elected to be your typical president. He was elected to be a disruptor and he’s doing the job that the American people hired [him] to do. That means he is never going to be the establishment figure that people in the media want or expect him to be. He’s not going to conform. But I’ll say something else––is the media does a pretty good job of bashing him pretty much every second, every minute of every hour of every day. And what I pride myself in doing is something different than what they do. There’s plenty of Trump-bashing on radio and TV and in the newspapers. My criticisms are far more nuanced because I think I have a better handle on the Trump audience than anyone else in the media.”


Sean Hannity is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and can be heard on over 600 stations including Patriot Channel 125 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. He is a New York Times Bestselling author and can be seen nightly at 9 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel where he has been for 23 years.


The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law airs on SiriusXM POTUS Channel 124 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday.

The Dan Abrams Show Premieres on SiriusXM

October 30, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Editorial Staff @ 2:29 am

The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law premiered on Monday on SiriusXM. The radio show began with the tragic events of the weekend.

Nestled in the middle of a predominantly Jewish community, The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA opened their doors to Saturday worshipers and visitors for a baby naming ceremony. Eleven people were killed in a 20-minute attack on the synagogue. Police were called to the scene just before 10:00am. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old long-haul trucker with an affinity for posting anti-semitic content on social media, was arrested and faces 29 federal crimes. He appeared in court where prosecutors announced they will be pursuing the death penalty.

Following Dan’s appearance last week on Chris Cuomo’s show Let’s Get After It, the CNN anchor and radio show host appeared on the premiere episode of Dan’s show. Dan also invited Daniel Goldman, NBC News/MSNBC Legal Analyst and Fellow of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The conversation started with discussion on capital punishment, its viability, and the personal beliefs of host, guests, and callers.

In the press release, Sirius said that “with so much of today’s breaking political news having a legal component, Abrams will delve into the issues with a team of specialists, including former federal prosecutors and other high-profile experts.” With Monday’s episode fulfilling these promises, The Dan Abrams Show will undoubtedly deliver compelling, important content to news consumers looking to understand the biggest news stories of the day from a legal perspective.

The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law will air every weekday from 2:00-3:00pm on SiriusXM POTUS Channel 124.

MediaPost Reviews Law & Crime Network

October 26, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Editorial Staff @ 4:40 pm

On Thursday, MediaPost’s contributor Les Luchter wrote on both the history of Law & Crime and Court TV, and the viewing experience of tuning in to a live, digital, 24/7 trial streaming network.

The network recently announced partnerships with XUMO TV and Pluto TV, substantially increasing the reach and accessibility of the livestreaming program.

In his article, Les follows the live trial coverage of the Tammy Moorer case. Tammy Moorer was charged with kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis. The Horry County Solicitor’s Office alleged Tammy Moorer became enraged after learning her husband Sidney was having an affair with Elvis. Elvis was also reportedly pregnant at the time Mooer learned of the affair. The conspiracy alleged the Moorers planned to lure to and kidnap Elvis at a boat landing.

Les recounts the shocking and controversial moment when Tammy Moorer takes the stand in her own defense. An inadvisable move for Moorer, but provided for great discussion between Law & Crime hosts and expert analysts.

A South Carolina jury found Tammy Moorer guilty on Tuesday. Prosecutors said she and her husband Sidney Moorer were responsible for the victim’s disappearance in December 2013. A body was never found. After the verdict was announced, Moorer was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

MediaPost’s review of Law & Crime live trial coverage follows a record breaking viewership month for the year-old network. Between the network itself, OTT platforms, social media livestreams and views on the site, Law & Crime provided content for over 5 million viewers, 2.1 million of which were unique visitors, with an average watch time of 30 minutes. is the only site for live court video, high-profile criminal trials, crazy crime, celebrity justice, and smart legal analysis. Created by TV’s top legal commentator and attorney, Dan Abrams, Law & Crime brings common sense written and video analysis to the often confusing and always intriguing world of the law. The site’s team of journalists and lawyers provide real-time news updates along with live courtroom coverage of the most fascinating trials and legal stories.

Dan Launches SiriusXM Radio Show

October 25, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Editorial Staff @ 8:05 pm

Today, both Mediaite and Law & Crime announced that ABC News chief legal analyst, Law & Crime, The Mary Sue, and Mediaite founder Dan Abrams is launching a SiriusXM radio show focused on politics and law.

The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law – will air weekdays on the P.O.T.U.S. channel 124 at 2 pm right after shows from Chris Cuomo and Michael Smerconish.

Dan hosted a weeklong run of The Dan Abrams Show on SiriusXM earlier this year, featuring Cuomo, Jeffrey ToobinAnn Coulter and others as guests.

“On his new show, Dan will analyze the biggest news stories of the day from a legal perspective,” SiriusXM said in a statement. “With so much of today’s breaking political news having a legal component, Dan will delve into the issues with a team of specialists, including former federal prosecutors and other high-profile experts.

Dan will discuss the legal aspects of the day’s biggest, breaking political news stories. He will be joined by experts in the legal profession, including our very own Law & Crime hosts. Listeners will also be able to call in to the show.

“The program will also feature one-on-one interviews with top newsmakers, panel discussions, and listener calls,” the statement added.

“The legal side of news stories is more important and prominent than ever,” Dan said in the statement. “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity on SiriusXM to really dig in and separate the legal realities from the wishful spin for listeners and people calling in to the show.”

“Dan is the perfect voice to add to our great P.O.T.U.S. lineup,” added SiriusXM SVP of News, Talk and Entertainment Megan Liberman. “There has never been a more critical time to address the intersection of law and politics, and I can’t think of anyone better to lead that conversation.”

The show kicks off Monday, October 29.

Law & Crime Launches On Pluto TV and XUMO

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On Tuesday, Law & Crime Network announced a launch with leading free streaming television service, Pluto TV. The launch follows Law & Crime’s record-breaking viewership last month, which reached over 5 million unique viewers with an average watch time of 30 minutes. At less than a year on air, Law & Crime’s success means the network is growing faster than ever before.


Law & Crime will bring Pluto TV’s millions of viewers live trial coverage with high-profile hosts and expert guest commentary. The channel will host Law & Crime’s original programming like Brian Ross Investigates, hosted by Brian Ross, former chief investigative correspondent for ABC News, and The Daily Debrief with Aaron Keller.


Dan believes “our powerful blend of trial coverage and unique legal and crime content, in an incredibly sought-after genre, makes for a compelling channel option. We look forward to working with Pluto TV to continue to grow their dedicated viewership.”


On Wednesday, Law & Crime Network expanded even further, announcing a launch on both XUMO TV, a top OTT television destination for free live and on-demand streaming, and TV Player, the leading OTT television service covering the UK and Ireland. XUMO currently offers 90 TV channels with new content added weekly and is available on nearly 20 million IOS and Android devices throughout the U.S., meaning viewers will be able to more easily access the 24/7 live trial coverage anywhere, at any time. is the only site for live court video, high-profile criminal trials, crazy crime, celebrity justice, and smart legal analysis. Created by TV’s top legal commentator and attorney, Dan Abrams, Law & Crime brings common sense written and video analysis to the often confusing and always intriguing world of the law. The site’s team of journalists and lawyers provide real-time news updates along with live courtroom coverage of the most fascinating trials and legal stories.

Ambo TV: Christian Sermons For A New Generation

October 15, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Editorial Staff @ 8:04 pm

On Monday, Dan announced the release of his new network Ambo TV, the first live Christian sermon network. Ambo TV will be streamed live in the Abrams Media studios in Manhattan, New York and is an OTT and linear network. The network focuses on millennials in a non-denominational, multicultural, inspirational format that guides viewers on how to live life in God’s eyes.


Headed by law school and divinity school grad Brooke Girley, the network promises to reach audiences through a variety of pastors nationwide, who many would not have the chance to see in person. Included in the roster are the Victory Church of Tulsa, OK and the Fresh Life Church, which is led by pastor and best-selling author, Levi Lusko. The sermons are focused on delivering compelling lessons on joy and kindness in a modern world.


From Ambo TV, the intention of the network is to “create a venue for the next generation of pastors. Less formal, tapped into today’s millennials and just more interesting and fun. These aren’t the pastors you will see on other Christian networks. They are a diverse group of preachers offering 21st century preaching styles.”


The network will premiere in November and host live sermons every Saturday and Sunday. Back-to-back live programming will be accompanied by in-studio discussion with hosts, expert guests, and the viewing community. Viewers will be able to chat and discuss the sermons in real time with both the hosts and others on the site.

Ambo TV has a strong social media presence. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat for the latest updates.

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