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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within On PBS

On February 22, 2011, the PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS will premiere WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of the legendary beat author and American icon, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, and Laurie Anderson, this new documentary is a probing yet loving look at the man whose works at once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture.

Check out the website here:

http://www.itvs.org/films/william-s-burroughs

PBS has also compiled a William S. Burroughs quiz that you can try here:

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/william-s-burroughs/quiz.html

Beatdom Assistant Editor, Michael Hendrick, today wrote a blog post about A Man Within. Take a look here:

http://michaelhendrick.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/from-the-beat-cookie-jar-william-s-burroughs-a-man-within/