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LSD: Lettvin Vs Leary

Part of From the Vault. Part of Drug Guru Timothy Leary and a Rare Interview with Steve Jobs.

11/30/1967

Live debate on drug use, the devil and dropping out between Timothy Leary (A Former Harvard psychology professor) and Jerome Lettvin (chemist, physician, MIT professor). Included the short film "The Psychedelic Experience" with music by Ravi Shankar. 1967. Won the Tom Phillips Award for Best Television Public Service competition sponsored by the UPI Broadcasters Association of Massachusetts.


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Program
LSD: Lettvin Vs Leary
Program Description

Live debate on drug use, the devil and dropping out between Timothy Leary (Harvard psychology professor) and Jerome Lettvin (chemist, physician, MIT professor). Included the short film "The Psychedelic Experience" with music by Ravi Shankar. 1967. Won the Tom Phillips Award for Best Television Public Service competition sponsored by the UPI Broadcasters Association of Massachusetts. (Aired later as part of NET Journal)

Duration

00:51:06

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
LSD (Drug)
Hallucinogenic drugs
Television debates
Religion and sociology
Debates and debating in mass media
Devil
Sacrament and symbol
Counterculture
Genres
Debate
Topics
Social Issues
Creators
Hoyt, Austin (Series Producer)
Contributors
Leary, Timothy (Guest)
Hoyt, Austin (Producer)
Lettvin, Jerome (Moderator)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “LSD: Lettvin Vs Leary,” 11/30/1967, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0669B2FE8ADC4F80A8D89CB58D02BBC0.
MLA: “LSD: Lettvin Vs Leary.” 11/30/1967. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0669B2FE8ADC4F80A8D89CB58D02BBC0>.
APA: LSD: Lettvin Vs Leary. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0669B2FE8ADC4F80A8D89CB58D02BBC0
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