Two great Americans, face to face

If for some reason you care about the presidential debates (or the U.S. World Cup qualifier against Guatemala), then follow me on the Twitter machine tonight and purchase the bark of dead trees at your local Wawa tomorrow.

But if you want a more interesting encounter between two great Americans at the top of their game, watch this video (via the great Greg Mitchell) of when Patti Smith went up against Mike Douglas here in Philly in '78: