Firing Line (1966–1999)
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Buckley interviews writer Jack Kerouac, singer Ed Sanders of The Fugs, and sociologist Lewis Yabolonsky, author of "The Hippie Trip." An inebriated Kerouac insults Yabolonsky and is shushed... See full summary »

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Buckley interviews writer Jack Kerouac, singer Ed Sanders of The Fugs, and sociologist Lewis Yabolonsky, author of "The Hippie Trip." An inebriated Kerouac insults Yabolonsky and is shushed by Buckley. As the interview progresses, Kerouac proclaims himself to be a Republican. He disavows any link between the Beats and the Hippies. Allen Ginsberg watches from the audience.

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4 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Shortly after the interview concluded, writer Jack Kerouac attempted to physically assault fellow guest Ed Sanders while exiting the studio building. Several bystanders quickly intervened. See more »

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Jack Kerouac: Tolstoy, who wrote "War and Peace," you know, who said that at one time the hourglass, the sand is coming down from one top of the hourglass down to the other, and that will be the end of war. I think that war will be over very soon. Although, I don't know for sure. That's what Tolstoy said.
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Featured in Kerouac, the Movie (1985) See more »

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