The founder and director of the renowned Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, Larry J. Sabato has been called "the Dr. Phil of American politics." He has appeared on every national television and radio program, including "60 Minutes," "The Today Show," "Hardball," "The O'Reilly Factor" and "Nightline." A Rhodes scholar, he received his doctorate in politics from Oxford, and has been on the faculty of UVA since 1978. He is the author of countless articles and some 20 books, including FEEDING FRENZY: Attack Journalism & American Politics, THE RISE OF POLITICAL CONSULTANTS: New Ways of Winning Elections, and most recently THE SIX YEAR ITCH: The Rise and Fall of George W. Bush's Presidency, and he coanchored the BBC's coverage of the 2006 election. In 2002, the University of Virginia gave him its highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, given annually to one person since 1955.
Larry J. Sabato