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Bay Area Revelations

Bay Area Revelations

Inside the Legacy and Meaning of the Summer of Love

Inside the Legacy and Meaning of the Summer of Love
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** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND, APRIL 21-22 **FILE**Timothy Leary, center, leads some 15,000 persons in a song at a "happening" in San Francisco in January 1967. Leary, a proponent of psychodelic drugs, told the crowd to "Turn on, tune in and drop out." The event was a prelude to the "Summer of Love," which brought the hippie experience into the American mainstream. PBS' "American Experience" takes viewers on a trip back to 1967 in its "Summer of Love," which airs Monday at 9 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo)

In the next installment of our documentary series, "Bay Area Revelations," we revisit the Summer of Love, 50 years later. Here we've compiled some bonus clips and extended interviews, you'll see only online.  You can watch full episode of "Bay Area Revelations: Summer of Love," Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m. 

Martine Algier on the Meaning of Summer of LoveMartine Algier on the Meaning of Summer of Love

"We felt there was the beginning of an evolutionary leap. We felt that it was something very magical and special and that it was leading to a new culture." In this extra web clip from "Bay Area Revelations: Summer of Love, 50 Years Later," Martine Algier reflects on the new ideas that came out of the sixties in San Francisco. She says that change also came from psychedelics. She says, "What the psychedelics did - they gave us a glimpse into what it's like to be free of cultural programming, to see life in a less filtered way."

(Published Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Musician David Freiberg on the Legacy of Summer of LoveMusician David Freiberg on the Legacy of Summer of Love

"It was a possibility for things to happen. A possibility for changing the world, to change the way people thought and I thought in a way we did." In this web extra clip from "Bay Area Revelations: Summer of Love, 50 Years Later," Quicksilver Messenger Service's David Freiberg shares what he believes is the meaning of that historic time in San Francisco. It was a true counter-culture with new ideas about food and community living.

(Published Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Peter Albin on Summer of Love Legacy, 50 Years LaterPeter Albin on Summer of  Love Legacy, 50 Years Later

In this web extra clip from "Bay Area Revelations: Summer of Love, 50 Years Later," Musician Peter Albin talks about the ideas, fashion and music from the sixties. Albin says, "There was definitely integration happening and people getting involved."
 

(Published Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

'Banana' Reflects on Summer of Love Legacy'Banana' Reflects on Summer of Love Legacy

It was all about the music. In this web extra clip from "Bay Area Revelations: Summer of Love, 50 Years Later," Lowell 'Banana'Levinger reflects on what he thinks is the legacy of that time and what people will remember from the sixties.

(Published Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Summer of Love Legacy, 50 Years LaterSummer of Love Legacy, 50 Years Later

"We were in the Age of Aquarius and we were really going to change the world by our actions and we were living it." In this web extra clip from "Bay Area Revelations: Summer of Love, 50 Years Later, " Vicki Pollack shares her memories from 1967. She came to San Francisco from New York and became a  part of the Diggers. Their mission was to create an alternative society where food, shelter, medical care, clothes and entertainment were free.
 

(Published Friday, May 26, 2017)