REM and Dan Rather: "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

Jason and I were just revisiting the bizarrely fascinating story of Dan Rather getting assaulted in 1986 by an attacker who kept asking the newscaster "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" as he beat him. Of course, that led us to REM's 1994 song "What's the frequency, Kenneth?," culminating in Rather singing the song with the band during a soundcheck before their gig at Madison Square Garden on June 22, 1995.