Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac's legacy and influence are explained via interviews with ... See full summary »
Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.
Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »
Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is a classic American literature work. Kerouac writes about his experiences in Cheyenne, Wyoming during "Wild West Days" on his way to Denver. "The stars seemed... See full summary »
John Allen Cassady,
Sarah L. Scott
A middle school social studies teacher devises a unique interactive learning game with his students, wherein they become their own tiny nation, governing themselves and inevitably creating a class system of haves and have-nots.
This is a fascinating look at what we think of as America's moment in the sun. Everybody thinks of the 1950's as the era of back yard barbecues, dad goes to work, and mom stays home with the kids. Opportunity was everywhere! The future seemed bright. What's forgotten about, is how the 50's laid the ground work for the 60's. This program is based on David Halberstam's book 'The Fifties', and deals with what we forgot, or for us who weren't there, it dispels the myth of what we thought the fifties were. If you want Richie, and Potsie, you're going to be disappointed! It deals with the narrow mindedness, McCarthyism, and the lives that were destroyed by it, and Cold War politics. A great history lesson for all ages because it is an honest look at the decade that we romanticize as the "The Good Neighbor Era".
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