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The Beat Goes On, Part 2

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Jack Kerouac's novel On The Road was about liberation as much as it was about the lure of the road for a post-war generation. But 50 years after its publication, do people still hear that call?

Charles Sennott of The Boston Globe made his own journey this summer across the United States to find out.

In the second part of our series retracing the path of Jack Kerouac, Charles departs the author's hometown of Lowell for America's heartland.

This program aired on September 18, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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