Five Minutes With Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes
We caught up with our favorite liberal for a quick Q & A.

Where did you grow up?
Long Island, New York.

Who's your favorite author and/or book?
I enjoy reading a range of things from Noam Chomsky to Howard Zinn and, yes, even to George Will and William F. Buckley, Jr. (One must know what the other side is saying.)

Name one thing you absolutely cannot live without:
My palm pilot. Otherwise, I'd have no idea where I have to go next.

Your first car?
A 1965 hand-me-down Ford Fairlane. 

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Loved Joe in 1970; Loved When Harry Met Sally in the 90's. Two hilarious political documentaries are Feed from 1992, and A Perfect Candidate about Ollie North's run for the Senate in Virginia.

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?
Every conservative with whom I reaffirms the solidity of my positions.

What is your most memorable moment on Hannity & Colmes?
I'll never forget sitting there the very first night of the show, pinching myself, wondering if it was real — that here I was hosting a television show. Also, I'll never forget the night that I was interviewing Alexander Haig at the very moment the war began in Iraq. I was debating with him his contention that the last administration left us vulnerable to terrorism when we broke away to Shepard Smith for the beginning of war coverage.

What is one thing viewers would never guess about you? About Sean?
That I'm really the conservative and Sean is the liberal.