Series
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.
Episode Number
113
Episode
The Hippies
Producing Organization
WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/514-9882j68x8t
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Description
Hold onto your hat for this free-for-all among four men who aren't simply coming from different directions-they're in different universes. ES: "The problem with terms like 'hippie' is that they have a definition forced on them by the media . . . And you know, you can't rely on the name 'hippie' to include a human being, you know, everything about a particular human being. You know? . . ." LY: "I kinda disagree with that. I spent last year traveling around the country, various communes and various- Haight-Ashbury, Lower East Side, various city scenes, and there was an identifiable . . . people trying, searching for some loving solutions to society's ills, trying to tune in to the cosmos, whatever that means." ... WFB: "To what extent do you believe the Beat Generation is related to the hippies ... ?" JK: "I'm 46 years old, these kids are 18, but it's the same movement, which is apparently some kind of Dionysian movement, in late civilization, which I did not intend, any more than, I suppose, Dionysus did, or whatever, his name was. Although I'm not Dionysus to your Euripides, I should have been."
The television series Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. was a venue for debate and discussion on political, social, and philosophical issues with experts of the day. Firing Line broadcasts from 1966 through March 1971 were produced and syndicated by WOR-TV, a commercial station in New York, but some of them were also broadcast on noncommercial television stations. Starting in April 1971, Firing Line broadcasts were produced by the Southern Educational Communications Association, an arm of South Carolina Educational Television. Hoover Institution Library & Archives' Firing Line collection guide can be found at: https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/firing-line.
Date
1968-09-03
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Subjects
United States; hippies; Fugs; Beat generation
Rights
Copyright held by Stanford University. This copy is provided for educational and research purposes only. No publication, further reproduction, or reuse of copies, beyond fair use, may be made without the express written permission of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives on behalf of Stanford University.
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
0:50:00
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Credits
Guest: Kerouac, Jack
Guest: Yablonsky, Lewis
Guest: Sanders, Ed
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr.
Producing Organization: WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Stanford University
Identifier: 80040.113 (Hoover Institution)
Generation: Proxy
Duration: 0:50:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 113; The Hippies,” 1968-09-03, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 21, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-9882j68x8t.
MLA: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 113; The Hippies.” 1968-09-03. Hoover Institution Library &amp; Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 21, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-9882j68x8t>.
APA: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 113; The Hippies. Boston, MA: Hoover Institution Library &amp; Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-9882j68x8t