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Rush Limbaugh launched his phenomenally successful radio broadcast into national syndication on August 1, 1988, with 56 radio stations. Twenty years later it is heard on nearly 600 stations by up to 20 million people each week and is the highest rated national radio talk show in America. 

 Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts.

In addition to his radio program, broadcast weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. ET, Mr. Limbaugh hosts “The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update,” a 90-second commentary which debuted in March 1992 and airs Monday through Friday. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” and “The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update” are produced and distributed by Premiere Radio Networks.

With his diverse media background, Mr. Limbaugh is also the author of “The Limbaugh Letter,” the most widely read political newsletter in the country, as well as two best-selling books, The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So, which have sold more than 8.9 million copies. The sales of See, I Told You So set an American publishing record.

In 2000, Mr. Limbaugh tackled the Internet, expanding his media dominance with the launch of RushLimbaugh.com. Employing cutting edge technology, it is one of the most popular radio broadcasting websites. It offers subscribers the opportunity to experience his show via video and audio Podcasting as well as live streaming audio.  

Mr. Limbaugh has been profiled on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” ABC’s “20/20,” and in numerous publications including US News and World Report, National Review, Time Magazine, New York Times Magazine and USA Weekend. Other guest television appearances include “Nightline” with Ted Koppel, “Crossfire,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Today Show,” “The Phil Donahue Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” “This Week,” with David Brinkley, and “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert.

Recognized for his achievements, Mr. Limbaugh received the Marconi Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year given by the National Association of Broadcasters in 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2005. In 1993, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and in 1998, into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  

Born Rush Hudson Limbaugh III in Jan. 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to a family with generations of attorneys, he chose to explore his passion for broadcasting at age 16 by working on-air as a disc jockey for a radio station in his hometown. After four years, he left for Pittsburgh to work at the former ABC owned and operated KQV. He later moved to Kansas City where he eventually tired of disc jockey life and left broadcasting for business. He joined the Kansas City Royals as director of group sales in Feb. 1979 and later served as director of sales and special events.

By 1983, Mr. Limbaugh got the broadcasting bug back and re-entered radio as a political commentator for KMBZ in Kansas City. A year later, he was the host of a daytime talk show on KFBK in Sacramento, Calif., where he nearly tripled the program’s ratings in four years. From there, he went to New York in 1988 where his record-breaking national show was born.

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  • Police are investigating a shooting at a Starbucks in Cobb County. Channel 2's Ross Cavitt learned that a woman was shot outside the Starbucks at Paces Ferry and Cumberland Parkway Thursday afternoon. Witnesses said they heard a pop and then saw the gunman jump over the bushes and run to a waiting truck. Cavitt spoke to a witness who said the woman who was shot asked for help, but then left. 'She had come into the door and I heard from other people she asked for help and said she's been shot. She asked for help or announced she'd been shot and turned around and left,' Grant Wyckoff said. TRENDING STORIES: O.J. Simpson granted parole after 9 years in jail Police: Burglar thought he cut security wires, still caught on camera 10-year-old girl hit, killed while walking to store Police said the woman was shot in the side and drove eight miles down the interstate to Fulton Industrial Boulevard where they found her. She was taken to the hospital. Police said they are questioning one person in connection with the shooting. Woman shot outside Cumberland Starbucks, drives miles down the highway before stopping. Suspect at large. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/LNiySLNVz8-- Ross Cavitt | WSB-TV (@RossCavittWSB) July 20, 2017
  • Police said a burglar broke into a local nail salon and got away with cash.Channel 2's Audrey Washington was in Gainesville where police said the man scoped out the shop for one specific reason.Police said the burglar targeted the salon because he knows the nail techs get tipped with cash. They said it's the same reason they want him off the streets before he hits another nail shop.Surveillance video obtained by Washington showed the man walk into the back door of the nail studio and spa inside the Lakeshore Mall before 8 a.m.'Somebody come in through the back door like you see in the video,' the business owner told Washington, 'He just randomly picked it and (was) lucky to get in.' TRENDING STORIES: Woman had $2 million in liquid meth hidden in cleaning jugs during traffic stop, police say 10-year-old girl struck, killed while walking to a store Man shoots AT&T work truck outside parked in front of his home While inside, the shop owner said that the man cut the wires to what he thought was the security system. It turned out the wires he cut were to the audio system, so the camera was rolling as the man made his way inside. 'Not fair for us or anybody or business owners,' the salon owner told Washington.Sgt. Kevin Holbrook, with the Gainesville Police Department, told Washington, 'He did not hit any other businesses in the mall. He went to this nail salon, probably knowing that they do a lot of cash business.'The owner wouldn't say how much the guy got away with and police are hoping someone will recognize the suspect in the video by his distinctive camouflage backpack. Meanwhile police are warning other nail salon owners in the area. 'If you do cash business, if you have employees that receive cash tips, do not keep large amounts of cash in your store,' Holbrook said.The salon owner said he added extra security to his back door and as for the suspect, police believe he lives in the area. Anyone with information is asked to give Gainesville police a call.
  • The Latest on the ongoing investigations into Russia meddling in the 2016 election (all times local): 8:30 a.m. White House aide Kellyanne Conway says it's only fair to expose any potential conflicts of interest of investigators helping Robert Mueller examine Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. Conway tells Fox News' 'Fox & Friends' that members of Mueller's team have contributed to Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the past. She says: 'It's relevant that people know what the motivations are. That is not an attack on the team. That is what's fair is fair.' This comes as Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling appears likely to include some of the Trump family's business ties. On Friday, Conway said Americans are interested in the financial details of Mueller's staff: 'Let's at least have the transparency and accountability speak for itself.' ___ 3:15 a.m. President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. That's according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The revelation comes as Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling appears likely to include some of the Trump family's business ties. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow tells The Associated Press Thursday that the lawyers 'will consistently evaluate the issue of conflicts and raise them in the appropriate venue.' The people with knowledge of the matter insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
  • America is gearing up for a spectacular celestial event, a total solar eclipse, on Aug. 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse occurs somewhere in the world about every 18 months, but for the moon and the sun to align perfectly to create a total solar eclipse in the United States is rare. The last total solar eclipse that was visible in the contiguous United States was back on Feb. 26, 1979.  QUIZ: How much do you know about solar eclipses? Jason Heaton, The Director of Astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, says this eclipse is being termed the Great American Eclipse. 'It's visible in America, all the way from the west coast to the east coast,' said Heaton. In the Miami Valley. Ohio area, the eclipse will begin shortly after one o'clock in the afternoon on Aug. 21. It will take the moon almost three hours to cross the face of the sun, from one side to the other.  WATCH: When will the solar eclipse be visible in your community? During the eclipse it will get darker, cooler and shadows on the ground will look strange and animals may act very strangely too.  Many cities across America will see a total eclipse, but our area will only have a partial eclipse. Almost 90 percent of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon. The last total solar eclipse that passed over the Miami Valley was more than a thousand years ago.  THINGS TO KNOW: 7 things about the rare total solar eclipse in August Unlike a lunar eclipse, the solar eclipse cannot be watched with the naked eye. It must be viewed safely with special filters or eclipse glasses. Even a sliver of the sun, is too bright for our eyes. Looking at the sun for long periods of time can damage your eyes. Even during an eclipse when only part of the sun is visible, it can be harmful to watch. In fact, Optometrist Dr. James Bierly says it may be even more dangerous to look at the sun during an eclipse.  'A lot of time during solar eclipses because of what we call the light spectrum going away, the pupil will dilate on its own, and then you are getting more UV radiation or UV light that is coming in and could cause damage,' Dr. Bierly said. RELATED: Where are the best places in the country to see the Great American Eclipse? Eclipse 2017 facts: A solar eclipse is when the moon moves in front of the sun. The solar eclipse happens on Monday, Aug. 21. It will start in the northwest United States, and end in the southeast United States. This hasn't happened to this scale since 1918. Solar eclipses happen fairly often, but they are not total, meaning some parts of the sun are still visible. Partial eclipse starts near Seattle, Wash. at 12:08 p.m.
  • An earthquake that measured 6.7 on the RIchter Scale hit the Greek island of Kos early Friday, killed two people and killing dozens more, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news The quake’s epicenter was 10.1 miles east-northeast of the island in the Aegean Sea, according to US Geological Survey officials. Surveillance footage from a shop in Bodrum, Turkey, shows the moment an earthquake hit:
  • The city of Atlanta's economic development authority will have to wait and see if it will be granted premium seating at the new Falcons stadium. Invest Atlanta asked the city's ethics board to overturn a previous ruling and allow the authority free, premium seating at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.The seats would be used to attract business, but the group argues it has essentially paid for the seats through bond financing.Channel 2's Nicole Carr learned about the request this week, ahead of Thursday night's ethics board meeting.The board heard Invest Atlanta's formal request then, but a source told Carr that Invest Atlanta's recent letter outlined its 'intent to include premium seating in the contract for the new stadium for economic development purposes.' TRENDING STORIES: Woman shot outside Starbucks in Cobb County Police: Burglar thought he cut security wires, still caught on camera 10-year-old girl hit, killed while walking to store On Thursday afternoon, Invest Atlanta forwarded Carr its letter to the ethics board. The seven-page letter outlines the $200 million investment the city of Atlanta has made in the Atlanta Falcons and the stadium. The authority argues that's the payment for the seats.[READ: Invest Atlanta's letter to ethics board]Invest Atlanta is largely responsible for recruiting, retaining and attracting business, both internationally and nationally.'We all respectfully request you all rescind the 2013 advisory opinion and issue a new one,' Rosalind Rubens Newell, with Invest Atlanta, asked the board Thursday. '(It will) showcase the city to the businesses we are trying to attract here.' But local watchdog groups say allowing Invest Atlanta such a request could lay the groundwork for bribery.'Greasing some folks with some tickets or gifts or things like that can happen in this situation,' said William Perry, with Georgia Ethics Watchdogs. 'They should be especially diligent when it comes to economic development.'Perry was a part of the watchdog group that argued against Invest Atlanta's request in 2013. At that time, the independent ethics board ruled the group ineligible for free tickets, citing Section 2-816 of the Atlanta City Code. The code states:(a) No contract or lease with the city may require passes, tickets or gratuities to be given to officials or employees or permit reduced fees to be paid by officials or employees. The contracting party shall not provide gratuities or prerequisites to any official or employee in connection with execution of or performance under the contract or lease.The code was a result of what was happening prior to 1997, during then-Mayor Bill Campbell's tenure. The ruling states that, at that time, 'members of the Atlanta City Council received free tickets to sports and entertainment events, often as a part of a city contract.'The ruling is correct,' Perry said. 'This is something of value. They shouldn't get it.'On Thursday, Invest Atlanta initially declined to comment on the request ahead of the ethics board meeting. The request letter detailing its stance was sent shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.'These are gifts and they're being used to bribe either public officials or the ones that they're courting,' Perry said, 'and with those little gifts could come bigger problems later.