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Publisher's Summary

Episode Six: In 1960, a thaw comes to the Cold War. Blacklisted writers in Hollywood and New York begin to work again under their own names. But in New Hampshire the ice is slow to break. Gordon Kahn's younger son becomes embroiled in a political protest at his high school and is denounced as a communist and Kahn loses his resolve to write under his own name. Kahn dies of a heart attack in a freak storm, on the last night of 1962. His name reappears in print the following month. Hoover, notified of Kahn's death, closes the files. As he does, we learn that Kahn and Hoover had met once and that for fifteen years Kahn had known and kept a secret on him. Disclosed in the final moments of the series, it casts a new light on the two men who regarded each other as one of America's greatest enemies.

This program is part of a series of six half-hour dramas about one of the darkest periods for the First Amendment in American history: the Hollywood blacklist. Gordon Kahn's son, Tony Kahn, produced the series. It is available in its an entirety under the title Blacklisted.

©1997 Tony Kahn Productions

Critic Reviews

"A remarkable story of a son's unrelenting search for his father and his ability to turn that search into art." (The Boston Globe)

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What was the Blacklist?

Would you consider the audio edition of Blacklisted, Episode 6 to be better than the print version?

Have not read print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The courageous writer resisting intimidation.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Clear enunciation, comfortable pacing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Blacklisted

Any additional comments?

A good series: informative and inspirational.

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