On November 22, 2014 we sat down to talk with Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher at the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Marc, the author of the excellent book Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation was fascinating even as we held him morning and afternoon for four hours of interview material. I think his insights and knowledge really adds to painting the picture of radio’s evolution form the golden age to present day.
Tracing the role of radio in American culture from the birth of television until the present day, Marc has crafted a highly digestible summary of this incredibly complex journey in his book and, since it is absolutely one of my favorites (I’ve read over 70 books in the course of researching this film), I went to Washington DC to meet him and convince him to fly to LA for a day-long interview.
Marc was a delight, a fountain of knowledge and a writer who has the ability to verbally express his thoughts in a concise, meaningful way. The four-hour interview was a grind for all of us behind the camera and could not have been any easier for the man sitting under the lights and starting at me off-camera waiting for the next question.