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Diz for Prez

Monday 8 January 2007 20:00-20:30 (Radio 4 FM)


The untold story of the crucial 1964 US election, a fight between Barry Goldwater, Lyndon B Johnson - and jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

Dizzy believed in civil rights, withdrawing from Vietnam and recognising communist China. He also wanted to make Miles Davis the head of the CIA. This programme reveals the serious and the silly side of a campaign that captured the spirit of a turbulent time.

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