Series
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.
Episode Number
99
Episode
The Avant Garde
Producing Organization
WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
AAPB ID
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Description
Some installments of Firing Line would not lose much if the video faded out, but this one is an exception: Mr. Ginsberg's hair (as WFB puts it, "he will wear his hair long until everybody else does; then he will cut it"), his glittering eyes, and the little harmonium with which he accompanies his chant of Ommm are half the story. But, agree with him or not, the words are worth hearing too, as an encapsulation of this time: "One of the problems is, critically speaking, no one can understand the problem of police brutality in America, or the police-state we are going through as I see it, without understanding the language of the police. The language that the police use on hippies or Negroes is such that I can't pronounce it to the middle-class audience. So the middle-class audience doesn't have the data or some portion of the data to judge the situation between the Negroes and the police."
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
1968-05-07
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Subjects
United States; Social conditions; Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-
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: Ginsberg, Allen
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr.
Producing Organization: WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Stanford University
Identifier: 80040.99 (Hoover Institution)
Generation: Proxy
Duration: 0:50:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 99; The Avant Garde,” 1968-05-07, 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-gf0ms3kt7b.
MLA: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 99; The Avant Garde.” 1968-05-07. 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-gf0ms3kt7b>.
APA: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 99; The Avant Garde. 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-gf0ms3kt7b