New World Notes - George Carlin on American B.S.
This week on New World Notes: radio program #272, May 21, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst remembers socially-engaged comedian George Carlin, who died on June 22, 2008, at age 71.
In his last years, Carlin seemed less angry, more resigned, and shrewd as ever as he observed American politics and culture rushing to hell in a handbasket. Our show presents some of Carlin's last performances and parts of an interview--plus a new and very Carlin-like song by David Rovics.
The theme is B.S., America, and why the two make an especially bad combination. Prologue by K.D.
Thanks to Chuck Rosina for the live recording of David Rovics' "God Bless the USA" (recorded in Boston in January 2013).
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