S is for Superman. Photo by: Gareth Simpson, Xurble.org
Part Two of The Current
Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
We started this segment with the a show opening that riveted many to television sets throughout the fifties and sixties. And in one form or another, Superman has riveted fans for more than seventy years.
Whatever the Man of Steel's contributions to the American way, it was a Canadian who first tied the cape on Kryptonian and sent him sailing from pulpy comics and into popular culture. A heritage minute once informed television viewers of Superman's amazing Canadian powers.
Larry Tye was one of millions who followed the comic book adventures of the Man of Steel, and he is still a fan. Tye is the author of the new book Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero. We reached Larry Tye in Cape Cod Massachusetts.
This segment was produced by Howard Goldenthal.
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