Oscar Night and the Blacklist

Fifteen years ago, a contentious battle erupted over the presentation of a special Academy Award to director Elia Kazan –who had named the names of some his colleagues during the Blacklist years.  Just before that Oscar night, 1999, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to writer Walter Bernstein, a victim of the Blacklist, to hear his side of the story.    

WNYC Production Credits

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister

Associate Producer: Laura Mayer

WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann