Episode #645

Moby Dick

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Saturday, November 05, 2005

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In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of Moby-Dick. Herman Melville’s white whale survived his battle with Captain Ahab only to surface in the works of contemporary filmmakers, painters, playwrights and musicians. Kurt Andersen explores the influence of this American icon with the help of Ray Bradbury, Tony Kushner and Frank Stella, among others.     

Guests:

Laurie Anderson, Ray Bradbury, Andrew Delbanco, Tony Kushner, Samuel Otter, Elizabeth Schultz and Frank Stella