Tom Smothers on 'Hair', social controversy and comedy

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KTVU news footage from June 4th 1969 with Claud Mann featuring scenes from a press conference with comedian Tom Smothers, who discusses the opening of the "revolutionary rock love musical" 'Hair' by ACT at San Francisco's Geary Theater, scheduled for August 29th. He reflects on how the so called controversial scenes might actually be considered "tame" by San Francisco audiences and also talks about social and political comedy, sharing plans for new Smothers Brothers comedy specials. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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KTVU 45-2

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