The Beats Go On

September 21, 2008
(was 09.09.2007)

It's been fifty years since Jack Kerouac's groundbreaking novel, "On The Road" was published. But there's still a lot we can learn from the book. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, John Leland on the lessons of "On The Road" and why Kerouac still matters. Also, Joyce Johnson shares her memories of her time with Kerouac. And film-maker Jerry Aronson talks about his documentary, "The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg."

  1. John Leland on Lessons from Kerouac

    John Leland tells Steve Paulson that "On the Road" is still exciting and that it holds many lessons about friendship and growing up.

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  2. Joyce Johnson on "Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir"

    Joyce Johnson talks with Anne Strainchamps about her book and her relationship with Jack Kerouac.

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  3. Jerry Aronson on Allen Ginsberg

    Jerry Aronson spent a dozen years filming the great Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and produced a documentary called "The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg."

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  4. Merge on Jazz & Poetry

    Merge is a quartet that combines poetry with jazz music.  Cassandra Cleghorn and Erik Lawrence talk with Jim Fleming about their art and how much they have in common with the Beats.

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