Yesterday I received a gracious call from the producer of the Diane Rehm show. She called to apologize for two reasons.
First, my phone line and apparently other phone lines at the show went dead with about 5 minutes of the show left. I had no idea why the line went dead but I did not hang up, to answer a question some listeners asked me by e-mail. A few further said that I should have.
I received many messages complaining about the show and copies of some emails that some listeners had sent to the show, expressing their displeasure at the clear imbalance in the discussion. I had not complained to the show, though I appreciate the support of so many listeners.
The producer also expressed regret for how the show went and recognized that I had not been given equal opportunity to speak or respond to statements such as gas is as dirty as coal made by another guest.
The producer asked if I would appear on the show again. I said that I would be glad to do so. No date has been set.