24 July 2007
Set sail in search of the White Whale. Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" survived its battle with Captain Ahab only to surface in the works of contemporary filmmakers, painters, playwrights and musicians. Host Kurt Andersen explores the influence of this American icon, with the help of Ray Bradbury, Laurie Anderson, Tony Kushner and Frank Stella, among others. This two-part special was produced by Studio 360 and won a Peabody award. Studio 360 has done several shows on American icons, including Superman, Great Gatsby, Wizard of Oz and the Lincoln Memorial. Here's the link to the Moby-Dick page.