Friends Author Series: Revolutionary WBCN
Journalist and documentary producer Bill Lichtenstein will speak about his book WBCN and the American Revolution: How a Radio Station Defined Politics, Counterculture and Rock and Roll on Wednesday, December 1st at 7:30pm. Lichtenstein is the winner of more than sixty major journalism awards, he has written for publications including the New York Times, the Nation, the Village Voice, and the Boston Globe, and produced and directed the feature-length documentary, WBCN and the American Revolution. He worked at WBCN from 1971 to 1977, beginning as a teenage volunteer on the station’s “Listener Line.”
The book, which will be released by MIT Press/Penguin Random House on Tuesday November 23, is a companion to the film festival sensation WBCN and The American Revolution. The popular rock documentary will air on PBS World on Friday, November 19 at 8 p.m. EST and Saturday, November 20 at 1 a.m., 9 a.m., and 3 p.m. EST. The film will also be re-broadcast on public television stations around the country throughout the fall and winter (check local listings). In the Boston area it will be airing on WGBH2 on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. and on WGBX44 on Sat. Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.
Registration is required; please register here. Zoom information will be sent in your registration confirmation. Thanks to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library for making this author series possible.