Radical Musician Ani Difranco Refuses to Whitewash Her Music On David Letterman Show;Producers Cancel Her Appearance

July 24, 2001
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Producers of CBS’s "Late Show with David Letterman" canceled musician Ani DiFranco’s scheduled appearance onThursday, after DiFranco refused to substitute a more "upbeat" song for one about white fear and racism.

You may not hear it on Letterman, but you hear it here on Democracy Now! When I interviewed DiFranco a couple ofmonths ago, she started off by describing her song, "Subdivision", and then, we even let her play it.

Tape:

  • Interview With Ani Difranco, 5/4/01.