American Icons: The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald's tale of old money, new money, drinking, and adultery - a thin little book that critics panned - is still the best novel about the American Dream and its discontents.

2007 / Emily Botein / Studio 360, USA


F. Scott Fitzgerald's tale of old money, new money, drinking, and adultery - a thin little book that critics panned - is still the best novel about the American Dream and its discontents.

As part of its American Icons series, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen chases the legacy of The Great Gatsby from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to the gated communities of Long Island, and to Iran under Islamic law.

American Icons: The Great Gatsby won a Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award in the 2007 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


produced by

Emily Botein

Emily Botein is Vice President for On-Demand Content at WNYC Radio in New York.


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