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Item Title: The Role of Song at School
Guest: Melcher, Tom
Guest: Kliment, Nick
Guest: Barthold, Steve
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008
Date Created: February 26, 1985
Description: A delightfully offbeat show with the current members of Yale's premier singing

group.

(The gentlemen mentioned by name do the talking on this show; they are joined by their colleagues in a half-dozen of the group's favorite songs.)

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Description: A delightfully offbeat show with the current members of Yale's premier singing

group. (The gentlemen mentioned by name do the talking on this show; they are joined by their colleagues in a half-dozen of the group's favorite songs.) Topics include the appropriateness of song at an academic institution (conclusion: it's at least as appropriate as sports) and--a perennial sore spot with Mr. Buckley--the pervasiveness of rock. WFB: "How is it that if you walk up and down the halls of an undergraduate dormitory, you hear this terrible music that sells billions of dollars worth per year and yet you, singing pretty conventional-type music, are extraordinarily popular? How come the rock-and-roll culture doesn't sort of drown you out?" NK: "Well, you might find a lot of that kind of music playing in any of our rooms when we're not singing." ... SB: "I think that a lot of the appeal of rock music to our generation is found in the dance."

Description (cont'd): Topics include the appropriateness of song at an academic institution (conclusion: it's at least as appropriate as sports) and--a perennial sore spot with Mr. Buckley--the pervasiveness of rock. WFB: "How is it that if you walk up and down the halls of an undergraduate dormitory, you hear this terrible music that sells billions of dollars worth per year and yet you, singing pretty conventional-type music, are extraordinarily popular? How come the rock-and-roll culture doesn't sort of drown you out?" NK: "Well, you might find a lot of that kind of music playing in any of our rooms when we're not singing." ... SB: "I think that a lot of the appeal of rock music to our generation is found in the dance."
Theme(s): Radio & Television
Subject(s): Whiffenpoofs (Musical group) ; Choral organizations ; United States ; Rock music ; Yale University
Language(s): English
Country of Origin: United States
Place Recorded: New York City, New York, United States
Dimensions: Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Text
Medium: television programs
Aspect Ratio:
4:3
4:3
Color:
color
color
Soundtrack:
sound
sound
Hoover ID: Program S0638
Record Number: 80040.880
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