Writings of Jack Kerouac

From the Jack Kerouac Commemorative Park on Bridge Street in Lowell, MA, guests talked about the history of United States from the late… read more

From the Jack Kerouac Commemorative Park on Bridge Street in Lowell, MA, guests talked about the history of United States from the late 1940s through the early 1960s through the life and writings of Jack Kerouac. They also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. Specifically, they examined the burgeoning subculture of America during this period and compared it with the larger prevailing culture, including the Beat Generation and counterculture movement. Scenes of the Kerouac Commemorative Park and the columns containing passages of Kerouac’s writings were also shown. Music from the period was performed by David Amram and video clips of venues associated with Kerouac in Lowell, Greenwich Village and other New York City areas were shown. Additionally, audio clips of Kerouac reading On the Road were played. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
170413-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jun 9, 2002
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2002

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  • Jun 09, 2002 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 10, 2002 | 5:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 14, 2002 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 15, 2002 | 12:07am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 26, 2002 | 10:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 2002 | 3:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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