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photoHe may not be a role model, but he is followed with a vengeance. When The Rush Limbaugh Show aired for the first time on August 1, 1988, he was a relatively lonely voice of leg-breaking conservatism on the radio dial. Now, the airwaves are full of conservative pundits, and Americans are listening.

Last week, Rush Limbaugh admitted to drug addiction and checked into rehab, but his show and its knock-offs are still going strong.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about the core appeal of Rush Limbaugh and right-wing radio.

Guests:

Eric Alterman, media columnist at The Nation and author of "What Liberal Media? The Truth about Bias and the News"

Michael Harrison, editor of Talkers magazine

Paul Colford, media critic for the New York Daily News

This program aired on October 14, 2003.

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