About this show
Video essays that explore the intersection of art, culture, and big ideas written & produced by FEE's Director of Media, Sean W. Malone.
The Time Rock & Roll Saved Free Speech
April 5, 2018
In the 1980s, a group of well-connected "Washington Wives" attacked artists like Prince, AC/DC, Madonna, and Def Leppard for their “corrupting” content. They demanded that the record companies start putting parental advisory warnings on music. But things didn’t pan out as they might have hoped… The enemies of free speech may sometimes win the upperhand, but censorship cannot survive for long.
Written & Produced by Sean W. Malone
Edited by Jaye Davidson & Sean W. Malone