Born in Beverly Hills 1922, Mae Brussell was the daughter of the Wilshire Temple Rabbi Edgar Magnin and great granddaughter of Isaac Magnin, founder of the I. Magnin clothing stores. With not much to worry about, Mae grew up comfortably with movie stars' kids, swimming pools, a house of Spanish architecture and globetrotting with her family.
By the time President Kennedy was murdered in 1963, Mae was married with five kids. Hardly satisfied with the Warren Commission Report on the assassination, Mae bought herself as a Christmas present the 26 volume Warren Commission testimonies and began reading, filing and cross-indexing. Not only did she find connections to high level government officials, the CIA, Germany, the Hughes organization, and organized crime (to name a few), but began to see relationships to many other current and past events throughout the world.
In June 1971, after 7 years of research and now living in Carmel, California, Mae appeared as a guest on KLRB, a local FM radio station independently owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Gloria Barron. Mae discussed her views on political assassinations and the New York Times release of the Pentagon Papers. The response was so good Mae became a regular weekly guest and before too long had her own show, Dialogue: Conspiracy.
There were times when death threats forced Mae off the air -- one time by Charlie Manson family member Sandra Good in September 1975. At one point Mae resorted to recording her shows at home on her small General Electric cassette tape recorder and privately mailed out copies to her subscribers.
In 1983 Mae's show moved to KAZU in Pacific Grove and there it stayed until her last broadcast (#862) on June 13, 1988. On October 3rd of that year, at age 66, Mae died of cancer.