By the 1980s however, the once-60s liberal had embraced Orthodox Judaism and the right wing of the Republican Party. Medved describes himself now as a theocon.
America's center of political gravity has moved from blue to red. And so has Medved. The left, he says, is pursuing a "No" frontier and giving Americans a "No" deal. George W. Bush instead, Medved argues, pushes a vision that's winning.
Hear a conversation with Medved about his and America's turn to religion and the right.
Michael Medved, host of the conservative talk-radio program "The Michael Medved Show." He is author of "Hollywood vs. America" and "What Happened to the Class of '65." His new book is "Right Turns: Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life."
This program aired on February 3, 2005.