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

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    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.

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    John Metzger, Oct 24, 2006
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