PERSONALITIES: Give It to Us Straight, Frank

Give It to Us Straight, Frank

In the 1960s he was pictured on a top-selling poster sitting on a toilet. In the '70s he penned the foul-mouthed rock classic Don't Eat the Yellow Snow. Small wonder, then, that the iconoclastic musician Frank Zappa has had a hard time getting mainstream airplay. But the times they are a-changin', and Financial News Network is betting the cult hero is ready for prime time. This week Zappa debuts as guest host on FNN: Focus, an interview show. As his opening topic, Zappa will explore opportunities for U.S. businesses in the Soviet Union. The 49-year-old renegade may have some insight to...

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