Jack Handey, Backpacks, Tricks of the Trade
Saturday, February 23, 2002
We unlock some tricks of the artistic trade — the secret mechanisms that help creative people create. Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about how the Old Masters may have used lenses and mirrors to revolutionize painting. Comedy writer Jack Handey shows that some of the best tricks give themselves away. And on a Grammy-nominated album the Eos Orchestra rediscovers Aaron Copland film scores which had been moldering in a Library of Congress basement.