The Hugh Hewitt Show (radio)
Hewitt’s nationally syndicated radio show, The Hugh Hewitt Show, is broadcast from California from 6 to 9 am ET on weekdays. The show appears on more than 75 stations and is syndicated by the Salem Radio Network. Beginning April 4, 2016, the show moved to a morning drive time slot.
Although Hewitt’s background is in law, government, and politics, he also covers American cultural trends and the entertainment industry. He frequently critiques the mainstream media on air, often inviting journalists to defend their work on the show. Interviews with Mark Halperin of ABC News and British historian Andrew Roberts lasted for the entire three hours of the show.
His regular contributors include law professors John C. Eastman, former Dean of Chapman University School of Law, and Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Irvine Law School (whom Hewitt calls “The Smart Guys”), James Lileks, Mark Steyn, United States Naval Academy English professor Dr. David Allen White (who does a monthly Shakespeare showcase),[needs update] and Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), as well as frequent callers from around the country. He used to spend the 15th hour of the week discussing movies with “Emmett of the Unblinking Eye”.
Hewitt’s show is also marked by its interaction with listeners through Twitter. During the broadcast, the show’s producer, Duane Patterson, communicates with listeners using the hashtag #hewitt. Hewitt refers to those using the #hewitt hashtag as Tribbles, in reference to the harmless, annoying, and constantly multiplying alien race from Star Trek.