Michael Medved, syndicated talk show host and film critic, spoke at Covenant Shores on “What I Love About Mercer Island.” Medved and his family moved to the Island in 1996 from Southern California.
He praised the beauty of our community, as well as its family values and public schools.
Medved illustrated his personal belief in “do-it-yourself democracy” by acknowledging his penchant for picking up litter as he walks to Island Synagogue from the Southend each Saturday. For Medved, maintaining the kind of community we value is largely left up to the individual by the choices we make to make our world a better place.
As he concluded his talk, he employed his signature line that punctuates his radio show on 770 AM, “It’s another great day in this greatest nation on God’s green earth!”
Medved’s presentation was part of a week long emphasis at Covenant Shores celebrating Mercer Island. Other participants included Priscilla Ledbetter Padgett and Jane Meyer Brahm, each of whom has written a book on the community.