Robert Knight is the director of the MRC's Culture and Media Institute.
Robert Knight heads the Culture & Media Institute at the Media Research Center in Alexandria, Virginia. He frequently appears on network and cable television and radio, and is published and quoted in major newspapers and magazines. Of special interest are media influence, religious freedom, family issues, television and film.
A veteran journalist, Mr. Knight was a news editor and writer for the Los Angeles Times, and a Media Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Most recently he directed the Culture & Family Institute at Concerned Women for America (CWA), founded the cultural studies program at the Family Research Council and held a fellowship at the Heritage Foundation. He wrote and directed CWA's video documentary Hidden Truth: What You Deserve to Know about Abortion, and a Family Research Council video about sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, The Children of Table 34.
A draftsman of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, he is the author of The Age of Consent: The Rise of Relativism and the Corruption of Popular Culture (Spence Publishing, 1998, 2000). He frequently debates on college campuses, including appearances at UC Berkeley, Cornell, Kent State, North Carolina State, Liberty University, University of Central Oklahoma and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Mr. Knight has testified before the U.S. Senate's Labor and Human Resources Committee, the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Services and several other congressional and state legislative committees.
He has written articles for The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, National Review, Insight, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Arizona Republic, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, Townhall.com, Human Events, Orange County Register, World, WorldNetDaily.com, Whistleblower and others.
TV & Radio: Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Fox Morning News, Fox News Live; NPR's Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, The Diane Rehm Show, and All Things Considered; BBC; Irish National Radio; CBS Evening News; NBC Nightly News; ABC's World News Tonight and Nightline; CNN's Crossfire, Paula Zahn Now, and CNN News; Oprah; Hardball, Firing Line, Nightly Business Report; Focus on the Family; Coral Ridge Hour, Point of View.
Knight has a Master's and B.S. degrees in political science from American University.
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