Before Rush Limbaugh, Andrew Breitbart, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage there was Morton Downey, Jr. In the late 1980′s, a whole generation was introduced to in-your-face conservatism, by a 55-year-old man that by all rights shouldn’t have enjoyed such popularity among teens. Jeremy Newberger was a member of that generation, and with Daniel A. Miller, and Seth Kramer, he produced the upcoming film, Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie.
Listen as Liz and Jeremy reminisce about the good old days, when Mort was on the air, and telling those that annoyed him to “zip it!” And find out a little bit about the man that arguably brought the Rev. Al Sharpton and Gloria Allred into the spotlight.
Évocateur is opening on June 7th at select theaters, and will be available for digital download soon. See the official movie trailer here: