Kenneth, What Is the Frequency? is written by Ian Allen and Monique LaForce, adapted from an essay by Paul Allman, and directed by Ian Allen. October 4, 1986. Newsman and reservoir of trust, Dan Rather, walks home from dinner at a friend's. He is accosted and savagely beaten by two well-dressed white men in their thirties. His attackers taunt him cruelly, repeating the same strange query: "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" What did it, and why? In Rather's words, "It may never be determined." That is, until now.