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Exclusive Event: Rare Ayn Rand Q&A on Radio Call-in Show

Join us for a Members-only listening party featuring Ayn Rand’s 1966 radio interview with Michael Jackson.

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In January of 1966, Ayn Rand was featured on a Los Angeles-based radio program that encouraged listeners to call in with questions. During the hour-long broadcast, Rand provided extemporaneous answers on a wide range of subjects, such as her views on racial equality, the war in Vietnam, capital punishment, and moral grayness. Rand also answered questions such as “How do the Eddie Willers of the world fit into your philosophy?” The program served as a platform for Rand and her message; the program’s host, Michael Jackson, who went on to interview five American presidents, is remembered as a “Titan of Talk Radio.”

On Saturday, March 30, at 1:00 p.m. ET, ARI Members will have a chance to listen to this rare interview during an exclusive ARI Roundtable event. I’ll be joining the event, along with my colleague Audra Hilse of the Archives team, to offer historical background on the interview. After the listening party, Members are invited to join breakout rooms hosted by our staff and scholars. Invitations to current ARI Members have been emailed.

If you’re not an ARI Member already, consider becoming one to gain access to exceptional content like this—content that provides a window into the extraordinary mind of Ayn Rand.

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Brandon Lisi

Brandon Lisi, MA in history, is an assistant archivist and researcher at the Ayn Rand Institute.

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