Callers comment on Dean Rusk, William Westmoreland, Robert McNamara, President Johnson, etc.
Host: Mort Sahl subbing for Brad Crandall whose Monday to Friday WNBC Radio talk show would air from 9:10 to 11:55pm (March 1964- September 1971).
A rare opportunity to listen to Mort Sahl take phone calls from the public discussing politics and controversial subjects with an acerbic point of view, including topics covering the Warren Report, the Viet Nam war, and the Kennedy assassination.
Mort reads headlines from today's newspapers, takes phone calls ranging from topics including Jackie Gleason, Dr. Joyce Brothers, male dolls with full anatomy, and demonstrators.
Mort Sahl expresses his great displeasure with WNBC Radio who stated to him that he could have any guest on the show he wanted but just moments ago failed to clear appearances by Mark Lane, author of the controversial book "Rush to Judgment," published in August 1966, and Jim Garrison, both waiting to talk with Sahl and his audience. Further calls discussing more about why the government would want to cover-up information about the assassination of JFK, today's President Lyndon Johnson's speech, Lee Harvey Oswald in the spirit world, and reopening the Kennedy investigation.
One caller asks Mort Sahl why he is so cynical and abrupt with callers who have a different point of view, hanging up on this caller as well. One caller mentions that some of those who are calling into the show are "nuts."
Included is the National News Report by Jim Luddle. Stories include, 2000 Canadian students protesting at the US consulate turning into a violent action protesting our presence in Viet Nam. President Johnson stating his feelings about protesting, and a report from Saigon about three days of cease fire agreement during certain holidays, including Christmas.
There is also local Metropolitan News heard, including delays on the Long Island railroad, strike by taxi drivers averted, and the retirement of Sanitation Commissioner, Sam Kearing, who comments.
Cosa Nostra perjury, Gambino clan member missing, Ocean Hill Board of Education decentralization, two million dollar foreign aide bill, and a blackout in Douglaston Queens.
There is a promo for The Bill Mazer Sports Show and Sahl reads the latest social activities for listeners to do on the weekend. A caller mentions that General Westmoreland suggested if the war in Viet Nam continues into 1969 the US would lose an additional 30,000 more US troops.
Commercials heard include those for Arpege, Ronzoni, Chateau Martin Vermouth, DiGel, His man's shops, Chevrolet, and Consumers Guide magazine.