Danny gave me my start in journalism, at age 14 at WBCN. Later, we worked together at ABC News in New York. And for years, the companies we each started were only floors apart at the fabled film building at 1600 Broadway in New York.
I have been fortunate in the production of "WBCN and The American Revolution" to have interviewed Danny, whose wise insights I get to see frequently (the nature of editing...) along with his work and some unexpected archives uncovered for the film, which tell Danny's story as a central part of WBCN's early days, and the story of "how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything."
WBCN and Danny's role there as "the News Dissector" was a life-defining experience for Danny -- he used to marvel at how, years later, during his time as a producer for 20/20 at ABC News, our boss there, ABC News President Roone Arledge, would take glee in referring to Danny by his WBCN nickname: "the News Dissector."
Below are some archives to remember Danny on this third anniversary of his loss, which comes the same week as the 50th anniversary of WBCN, which went on the air on March 15, 1968.