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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk, Tuesday, October 15, 2013:
When many of us were children, our first heroes were actually superheroes that we read about in comic books They included Superman, Batman, Spider Man, or Wonder Woman.
All of them became even more popular when their stories were told on television or in movies. In fact, they became icons and part of American history and culture. Comic book literature is a course that is taught on several college campuses.
So, it shouldn't be a surprise that a documentary has been made called Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle that will be broadcast on witf-TV Tuesday night at 8. It's described as "the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of characters."
Larry Tye's book on Superman.
Author Larry Tye describes the evolution of one of the most popular characters in his book Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, that was published in paperback this spring. Tye tells us about the Man of Steel on Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk.
Also, witf's Cary Burkett wrote comic book stories and even developed some of his own characters. Cary tells his fascinating story on Tuesday's program.
What kind of Superhero are you? Take the quiz.
witf's own Cary Burkett in studio talking with Scott LaMar
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