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What's it like to fight hate?

Ah, the holiday season! It's a time of generosity, a time of peace and love and sadly for some, it's also a time of hate. Of course, those people don't limit their wrath to this time of year exclusively.

No, there are individuals and groups who spend every day diminishing the value of other human beings because of race, religion or just being different than what they believe is the acceptable norm. There are others whose mission is to combat hate and those who espouse it.

One organization is the Anti-Defamation League. It's Regional Director, Bill Straus, will answer the question, "What's it like to fight hate?"

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He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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