We've aired several stories from the American Icon series created by the folks at Studio 360. Listener response has been enthusiastic to the American Icon pieces on The Great Gatsby, The Wizard of Oz and Moby-Dick, so why not explore the Man of Steel?
Here's a summary: Studio 360 leaps tall buildings in a single bound. Disguised as a mild-mannered reporter, Kurt Andersen explores the history of Superman accompanied by Jules Feiffer, Art Spiegelman, Bryan Singer, Michael Chabon and Margot Kidder. Is this strange visitor from the planet Krypton derivative of Jewish mythology? Is The American Way epitomized by someone who wields ultimate power for a moral good? What's up with the blue tights?