Of all the stories I’ve told, “Blacklisted” has probably had the greatest impact.
The program, a three-hour docudrama, received rave reviews from newspapers across the country for its dramatic account of a reign of fear in this country that threatened families, destroyed careers, and undermined fundamental American freedoms and principles. The story was relevant in 1997 when it first aired nationally on NPR; it is perhaps even more relevant today.
“BLACKLISTED is about not 'going along' and what it cost. It rivals 'THE SHADOW' for scary listening.”
With an all-star cast including Stockard Channing, Eli Wallach, Ron Leibman, Carroll O‘Connor, Jerry Stiller, and Julie Harris, "Blacklisted" used the power of radio to immerse listeners in the experience of the political and personal dramas of the time. Featured in articles by Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post, “Blacklisted”was also praised by many listeners as one of the most riveting radio dramas they had ever heard.