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As an early pioneer of free form radio, Fass would air a variety of different features each night. Other notable guests include investigative reporter Mae Brussell, Abbie Hoffman commenting on the Chicago Seven trial, a planning session for the Central Park Be-In, and the first radio appearance of Phoebe Snow.
Response to the show
Neil Fabricant, Legislative Director of New York ACLU during the 1960, has said that Fass was midwife at the birth of the counter culture. Ralph Engleman, in his book, Public Radio & TV in America: A Political History, cites Fass as “the father of freeform radio.”
He also plays a major role in Marc Fisher book, Something In The Air, which covers radio impact in the post TV years. The Washington Post columnist describes how the mad as hell and I not going to take it any more! scene in