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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Lewis Yablonsky ... Himself - Guest
Ed Sanders ... Himself - Guest
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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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Within a year after his appearance on Firing Line, Jack Kerouac died of internal hemorrhaging due to chronic alcohol abuse on October 21, 1969. This was his last appearance on television. 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 The Works: On the Road to Desolation (1997) See more »

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