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Old news: October 21, 1969
Archival Audio, Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News © CBS News 1969

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Transcript of Audio:

Walter Cronkite: Jack Kerouac, the novelist who wrote On The Road reached the end of it today. The forty seven year old spokesman for the Beat Generation died of a massive hemorrage in a St. Petersburg, Florida Hospital. Kerouac's books, selling millions of copies, translated into eighteen languages, were regarded as a bridge between older Bohemian movements and today's hippies.

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May 2nd 2011
  
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