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Thread #147780 Message #3427006
Posted By: Mary Katherine
27-Oct-12 - 04:56 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger on NPR & new album
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger on NPR & new album
That's correct, Mark. CBS did *not* want Pete Seeger on their airwaves, but the Smothers Brothers, who at that time were riding high with the #1 show in the country and had a lot of clout, insisted. The network agreed, but later claimed that the *sponsors* had insisted that Pete's footage be yanked. There is, nevertheless, some of it on Youtube, so maybe they only pulled part of it?