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Thread #147780 Message #3426971
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
27-Oct-12 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger on NPR & new album
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger on NPR & new album
I think CBS was behind any Smothers Brothers editing, that sounds like it wasn't fully researched or the reporter mis-spoke about it. The whole performance of "Big Muddy" was a politically charged battle that the Smothers Brothers fought and won - but it seems to me CBS did something drastic like edited the song or blocked the entire program from broadcasting or cancelled them. It wasn't edited out by the brothers. I'll have to think about the source where I read or heard about that, and I am sure it has been discussed here on Mudcat. I found some about it on Wikipedia.