Sunday, March 26, 2017
High Noon with Glenn Frankel
During the 30s and through to the end of the war in 1945, German citizens would willing give up the names and families, even children, of Jews to Hitler's Gestapo again all in order to save their own hides. The holocaust only having ended in 1945, and the Black Lists beginning only two years later in 1947, you would think that the bastion of freedom, the United Sates would be impregnable from such hysteria, but that was not the case then, nor is it the case now as we have simply exchanged the term "communists" to "Muslims".
Our guest tonight, Glenn Frankel and author of High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic may just offer us an answer.
GLENN FRANKEL - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. He was director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin & a visiting professor at Stanford University. He has been a Washington Post reporter, editor and bureau chief in London, Southern Africa & Jerusalem. His books include:
• The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
• Beyond the Promised Land: Jews and Arabs on the Hard Road to a New Israel
• Rivonia’s Children: Three Families and the Cost of Conscience in White South Africa
•High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic