It’s hard to believe that Frank MacKay’s career is 40 years in the making, even when you consider that he published his first music publication, “Network” at the age of 18. He became a legend quickly in the entertainment industry as a band and club promoter who also managed entertainers such as Criss Angel, the magician, and CJ Ramone, the original “punk”.
His involvement in politics first caught our attention. MacKay worked on Ross Perot’s candidacy for the President of the USA. By 2000, he became the youngest New York State Chairman of The Independence Party and has been re-elected to that position six times. He is currently the Chairman of the Independence Party of America, presently has more than 450,000 members and is the fastest growing third party political organization in the nation. It is the largest third party
It is only natural for Frank to tackle radio and television, consequently he just launched “Turning Point” featuring celebrities in the fields he knows best, entertainment and politics which intrinsically are the same.
I watched the first episode with Dina Lohan. I am no “celebrity watcher” and Dina’s “celebrity” status lies mostly in giving birth to Lindsay Lohan who is a bona fide “celebrity”, and who, in spite of the occasional lapse of grace, is still one of America’s darlings, and who, by the way is going to the White House! The press has treated her mother Dina poorly and on Turning Point, she made that clear by denying all of the alleged accusations the press has made against her. Her rallying cry was “…I’m a single mom…” which she mentioned 5 times.
Frank applied his non partisan political approach to the interview. While Dina’s “stage presence” was a bit shaky her sincerity and belief in herself are undeniable. My heart softened.
I look forward to the next episode. Future Guests include– Bernie Goetz, the subway shooter, Eddie Money, Producer Corey Rooney, Gary US Bonds, Governor David Patterson, and enough celebrities to complete 42 television shows and 76 radio shows which have already been recorded. You can hear Frank on Saturday Mornings 8:00-9:00 AM on New York’s My Country 96.1 and 7-8:00 am on WRCN.