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Tom Wolfe discusses his new book "In Our Time"

BROADCAST: Oct. 1980 | DURATION: 00:58:57


Author and journalist Tom Wolfe discusses his new book, "In Our Time," which focuses on the ever-changing culture and ethics of America. Drawing examples from his cartoons he discusses how the counterculture of the 1960s, TV evangelists, politicians, and actors are challenging mores and values of the American people. Studs reads the opening sequence of "In Our Time." An earlier interview with an unnamed Greek cab driver who discusses Saturday Night Fever and John Travolta is also played. Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion.