The Doors’ Jim Morrison Makes the Case for Being Fat

A long lost interview with Doors front man Jim Morrison has been animated as part of a newish series from PBS called Blank on Blank.

Blank on Blank has my undivided attention with this rare 1969 interview between journalist Howard Smith and Morrison, in which Morrison confesses that his late-in-life fatness was desirable. It’s funny and showcases Morrison’s sly, playful nature.

The series continues PBS Digital Studios’ stellar efforts (PBS Off Book, The Idea Channel, etc.) to deliver fresh and interesting content via the Internet.

Other episode of the series feature Larry King recounting a story of the time he was seduced, which, GROSS. As funny as it is, who wants to listen to a Larry King sex story?There’s Dave Brubeck fighting Communism, Bono talking about his dad’s death, and surfer Kelly Slater’s problems with his perfect life.

I’m pretty sure PBS and VICE Magazine are two of the only media properties that have fully embraced video publishing on the Internet and succeeded. Go figure.

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