More on Jerry Williams. Reader Stuart Shiffman of Springfield, Illinois, writes to Media Log:
I enjoyed your thoughts on Jerry Williams. For a few years he had a show in the evening in Chicago. I remember one night that his guest was the famous Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell. I was a high school student in Evanston listening to the show. One on my friend's fathers, a Holocaust survivor, became so incensed with the show that he got in his car and drove to the studio to confront Rockwell. The police had to be called to calm the man down.
Williams was a craftsman, and is my memory fading or was he just so incredibly good at what he did? He didn't insult, sensationalize, or do any of the things that talk show hosts do now. I guess I am getting old.