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Tom Wolfe and the Derriere Guard  (aired 12/27/2007)
For over 40 years, Tom Wolfe has challenged the way Americans look at themselves. From hippies to heroes, his funny and insightful writing has explored the cultural landscape. His unconventional style, mixing literary techniques with factual reporting became known as new journalism. He has written a series of brilliant best-selling novels THINK TANK caught up with Tom Wolfe at the tenth anniversary celebration of the Derriere Guard Tom Wolfe was drawn to the group’s critique of hyper modernist art and became an enthusiastic supporter, so much so, that he delivered their first keynote address in 1997 and returned to do it again a decade later After his speech, we sat down with Wolfe to find out about the Derriere Garde, the art establishment and the politics of writing.

The American Musical, Part 1  (aired 5/17/2007)
From Showboat to The Lion King, from Oklahoma to Chorus Line, the lights of Broadway burn brightly in the imaginations of millions of people around the world. The Broadway Musical is a unique 20th century art form, combining comedy and romance, music and dance. With mega-hits like Phantom of the Opera passing 8,000 performances, are we seeing a new golden age of the musical? Or are the corporate backed blockbusters squeezing out new creative voices? Who will join the ranks of Rodgers, Hart, Hammerstein and Sondheim? What do the themes of musicals tell us about the story of America?

Was Norman Rockwell A Great Artist?  (aired 10/27/2005)
Think Tank revisits the work of one of America’s best-loved illustrators, Norman Rockwell. Many of the 322 covers Rockwell painted for The Saturday Evening Post have left an indelible mark on our nation’s conscious. A major travelling retrospective of his work, “Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People” begins this week at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and will make stops at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and New York City’s Guggenheim. But does Rockwell transcend illustration? Is he a great artist?

Books to Please, Part Two  (aired 4/28/2005)
In today’s fast, computerized environment, good books are sometimes forgotten. Not so for Michael Dirda, a lover of literature since his childhood in a working class town in the Midwest. A Pulitzer Prize winning book critic for the Washington Post, Dirda says that there are wonderful books that people from all walks of life can read and enjoy. Today, he will share some of those with us. What is the state of America’s great literature?

Books to Please, Part One  (aired 4/21/2005)
In today’s fast, computerized environment, good books are sometimes forgotten. Not so for Michael Dirda, a lover of literature since his childhood in a working class town in the Midwest. A Pulitzer Prize winning book critic for the Washington Post, Dirda says that there are wonderful books that people from all walks of life can read and enjoy. Today, he will share some of those with us. What is the state of America’s great literature?


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