September 3, 2012 | Culture | Rebroadcast
Seventy-five years after his creation, Superman remains one of America’s most cherished cultural icons. His legend laid the bedrock of the comic book world and precipitated the very idea of the superhero. In his new biography of the man of steel, Larry Tye chronicles Superman’s creation story and the adventures of the men and women who have ushered the red-and-blue-clad titan through changing eras and evolving incarnations. Monday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Tye about America’s most enduring hero.
- Larry Tye is the author of Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class and The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays and The Birth of Public Relations.