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The Beat Goes On - part 2

From: 90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR News Station
Series: The Beat Goes On - "On the Road" at 50
Length: 08:32

part 2 of 5

Default-piece-image-1 Fifty years after the publication of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," the definitive novel of the Beat Generation still enthralls readers with its call to the road. Charles Sennott of The Boston Globe heard the invitation for the second time in his life, and took it. In this five-part series he retraces the path of "On the Road's" Sal Paradise across America. In part two, Sennott begins his trek across the heartland in Des Moines, Iowa, where he finds out how "On the Road" speaks to today's generations. Each segment is designed as a drop-in to NPR's Morning Edition segment E. Included here are scripts for suggested host intros and tags. The total duration of each piece with intro and tag is ~7:15 and there is plenty of great music to fill under the rest of the segment.

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Fifty years after the publication of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," the definitive novel of the Beat Generation still enthralls readers with its call to the road. Charles Sennott of The Boston Globe heard the invitation for the second time in his life, and took it. In this five-part series he retraces the path of "On the Road's" Sal Paradise across America. In part two, Sennott begins his trek across the heartland in Des Moines, Iowa, where he finds out how "On the Road" speaks to today's generations. Each segment is designed as a drop-in to NPR's Morning Edition segment E. Included here are scripts for suggested host intros and tags. The total duration of each piece with intro and tag is ~7:15 and there is plenty of great music to fill under the rest of the segment.

Broadcast History

first broadcast WBUR's Morning Edition 9/18/07
Here & Now 9/24/07

Timing and Cues

PART 2

INTRO: Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" was about liberation as much as it was about the lure of the road for a postwar generation. But, 50 years after its publication, do people still hear the call to the road?

Charles Sennott of The Boston Globe made his own journey this summer across the U.S. to find out. In the second part of our series this week, retracing Kerouac's path, Sennott departs the author's hometown, Lowell, Massachusetts, for the heartland.

OTR2
*opens with airplane ambi*
IN: (ACT) "Ah folks, good morning..."
OUT: (READING) "...strange red afternoon." Mux post - trumpet entrance - cue tag announce after 6:07. Mux to fill under rest of segment.

OUT TAG: A reading from Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." Tomorrow, Charles Sennott continues his journey retracing Kerouac?s steps, as he heads to Nebraska where the novel's Sal Paradise claims he had the greatest ride of his life.

Related Website

http://www.wbur.org/news/2007/70451_20070917.asp