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Adrian Cronauer (1938-2018)

Adrian Cronauer

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Former U.S. Air Force sergeant Adrian Cronauer co-authored the original story for the major motion picture, Good Morning, Vietnam! In that film, Cronauer was portrayed (creatively) by Robin Williams whose performance was nominated for an Academy Award. A subsequent special program on National Public Radio about the role of military radio in Vietnam earned Cronauer a 1992 Ohio State Award and two 1991 Gold Medals from the New York Radio Festival.

In 1992, he was invited to Australia to participate-pate in the dedication of that country’s Vietnam Forces National Memorial. While there, he emceed a four-hour, nationally televised, outdoor concert featuring Aussie entertainers who went to Vietnam during the 60’s and 70’s to entertain the troops from “Down Under.”

A popular after-dinner speaker and lecturer, Cronauer periodically appears as a guest on radio and television talk shows, including NBC-TV’s Today; the PBS series, Freedom Speaks; frequent appearances on ABC-TV’s late night talk show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher; numerous stints on NBC Radio’s Jim Bohanan Show; and the Oliver North and G. Gordon Liddy radio programs. Adrian’s commentaries have been featured in many major newspapers throughout the country and on the NPR Radio Network.

Cronauer’s practice concentrates in information and communications law and includes extensive representation of radio stations, a satellite radio network, cable systems, and clients involved in newly emerging technologies including wireless cable and personal communications services. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Federal Communications Law Journal and among his serious published works are The Fairness Doctrine – A Solution In Search Of A Problem, Federal Communications Law Journal, Oct. 1994; and Copyright and Reproduction Rights, Art & Design Magazine, July/Aug. 1993.

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