Frank Zappa challenging censorship on CNN’s Crossfire (circa 1986)

This entertaining clip captures the late Frank Zappa during the period when he was taking on the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) on Capitol Hill and fighting for free speech. His deadly wit and calm articulate defense of all musical lyrics, no matter the content, seems to ever-so-slightly win over conservative co-host Robert Novak. It’s a treat to watch.


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