#onthisday 50 years ago, ‘Hippie Temptation’ aired on CBS News
By SF Weekly

On Aug. 22, 1967, a CBS News series titled Who, What, Where, When, Why premiered. It’s forgotten now, both because Who, What, Where, When, Why is a terrible name, and because it was replaced in 1968 by the still-running 60 Minutes.

But the content of that broadcast has lived on in local infamy. Harry Reasoner’s shocking expose of the Haight-Ashbury scene known as The Hippie Temptation was shown at the dearly missed Red Vic Movie House every year from the 1980s onward. Notably, it was shot in April and broadcast in August, thus bookending the Summer of Love.

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