johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

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The first broadcast of All Things Considered...

...featured Allen Ginsberg.

The first broadcast of All Things Considered led with the segment about the protest rally, followed by a zesty array of stories: a roundtable discussion with reporters from the Christian Science Monitor, which segued into a reading of two antiwar poems from the era of World War I, a dispatch from a barber shop in Iowa whose proprietor was reeling from lost income as more men chose to wear their hair long; a portrait of a nurse turned heroin addict; and, finally, a discussion between Allen Ginsberg and his father, Louis, about the merits and shortcomings of drug abuse.

(from The Nation, 2005 May 23)

I have to agree with the article; it does sound like ATC was a cooler show back in the day.

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