KCRW has decided on Tony Blankley, editorial page editor of the Washington Times and former Newt Gingrich press secretary, to hold the conservative seat on Left, Right & Center. They will announce him later today. Blankley, a former child actor and ex-Angeleno, is the first permanent conservative on the show since the Clifford May experiment went down in flames back in October. Since then, the fill-in Mr. Rights have included Rich Lowry, Byron York, John Fund and Mike Murphy. The show airs Fridays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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