Terry Gross Interview, 1994


Terry Gross. 1987 in the studio on NPR’s “Fresh Air”


“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn, looking for an angry fix”

TG: Allen Ginsberg, reading his now classic poem “Howl”. Ginsberg was a cultural hero to several generations. He was one of the leading Beat poets in the (19)50’s, in the (19)60’s he was an icon of the counterculture, through the (19)70’s and (19)80’s, he continued to write and to explore Eastern religions. By the (19)90’s, he was an inspiration to up-and-coming … Read More

Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 42

A short clip from an “historical interview” (with Barry Silesky), originally recorded in 1988 and re-edited in 2004, posted on the site of the Video Data Bank


“In 1968 52 percent of the American people had thought (that) the (Vietnam) war was always a mistake, according to Gallup. By 1968, the Left, with a majority behind it, was still saying kill the middle class, bring the war home, carry the Vietcong flag, and so offended the middle class they couldn’t lead the middle class out of the war the middle class were in favor of getting out, particularly, a … Read More