"The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers" on KQED
- When: Thursday, October 30, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Television,
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
In the heady atmosphere of the late 1960s, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour presented biting political satire with breezy intelligence and catchy, disarming folk tunes. However, their progressive brand of comedy--co-written by Steve Martin and Rob Reiner--drew the ire of CBS, who fired Tom and Dick Smothers. But the censorship fight wasn't over; the brothers fought back. The makers of this documentary interviewed Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, former CBS execs and others to chronicle the landmark court battle.
7:30pm and 9:30pm Thu; 1:30am and 3:30am Fri. Television, KQED channel 9; broadcast, cable or satellite, Monterey county. Free. See website for details. http://www.kqed.org.