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DVD Review - The Tomorrow Show: Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid TalkShow

 
 
John Metzger
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      10-24-2006
DVD Review - The Tomorrow Show: Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show

Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show is the second installment in a
series of thematically compiled episodes of The Tomorrow Show. Unlike
its predecessor Punk & New Wave (as well as the assorted offerings of
The Dick Cavett Show and The Ed Sullivan Show), however, the single-DVD
set favors excerpted segments over complete programs, but what it loses
in historical and cultural context, it gains in topical emphasis. Its
title, of course, alludes to The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom
Wolfe's chronicle of Ken Kesey's exploits with The Merry Pranksters, and
fittingly, a pair of interviews with Wolfe form the compilation's
centerpiece. Although he never directly addresses the '60s, Wolfe
provides an insightful discussion about the ever-changing social and
moral climates in America, his collection of drawings titled In Our
Time, and his epic tale of American heroism The Right Stuff. Also
contained on Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show is a delightfully
bizarre, though far too short, dialogue with Dr. Timothy Leary that
occurred just prior to his tour of college campuses with former
adversary G. Gordon Liddy. Nevertheless, the biggest selling point of
Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show arguably is the 35-minute
segment that featured the Grateful Dead.

This is an excerpt. To read the complete review, please visit:

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