Satiric radio commenatry for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Remembering Fred Friendly

Stan Freberg here. One of the giants of broadcasting was a man behind the scenes you may not have heard of--Fred Friendly, the man who actually created broadcast journalism. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. Fred Friendly, who died recently at 82, was a man of great integrity--the president of CBS News, back when it really meant something.

Friendly won 10--count 'em--Peabody Awards. He was the man who brought you "See It Now" with Edward R. Murrow. Friendly was presenting the Senate hearings on Viet Nam, but when CBS brass cancelled that to put on soap operas and an "I Love Lucy" rerun, he quit.

He often said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Among other books, he wrote "Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control." He once sat in my living room, and signed a copy to me. It says, "To Stan Freberg, who can stand the heat. With admiration, Fred Friendly."

An honor to know you, Fred.

Stan Freberg here.

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