Bennett, Velazquez, Beach Boys
Saturday, May 24, 2003
Studio 360 falls under the influence of the intoxicating Tony Bennett. The king of the crooners talks with host Kurt Andersen about how artists are shaped by their influences. They get an inside look at how Manet began a dialogue with his great inspiration, the Spanish painter Velazquez — who had been dead for two centuries. Judy Blume gives a generation of young girls some straight-talking literature. And a once obscure Beach Boys album becomes required listening for young indie rock musicians.