Re:sound #174 The American Icons Show

This hour: the American Icons series from WNYC's Studio 360.

2013 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: the American Icons series from WNYC's Studio 360.

I Love Lucy
by Jenny Lawton, edited by David Krasnow (Studio 360, 2010)
In real life Lucille Ball was the first female head of a production studio, but on I Love Lucy, she played a woman who could never quite make it in the working world. In this excerpt from an hour-long documentary, Studio 360 explores why so many people still love (and sometimes hate) Lucy.

Kind of Blue
by Ave Corillo (Studio 360, 2007)
When it was released in 1959, the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue was well received, but it was just one of many popular jazz albums that year. Over time, however, Kind of Blue has come to be regarded not just as Davis's best work, but as one of the most influential jazz albums of all time.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Derek John and Lu Olkowski (Studio 360, 2011)
When The Autobiography of Malcolm X was published in 1965, the New York Times called it a "brilliant, painful, important book." The Autobiography... is a milestone in America's struggle with race and as Studio 360 explores in this excerpt from an hour-long documentary, everyone who reads the book has a different relationship to it.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

produced by

David Krasnow

Brooklyn native David Krasnow got his start in radio at age 17 on WESU, where he played indie rock, free jazz, and North Texas conjunto.

Jenny Lawton

Jenny Lawton is the Senior Editor of WNYC Studios, where she works on Nancy, Radiolab's More Perfect, A Piece of Work, and other projects.

Ave Carillo

Ave Carrillo is a Producer at The Mill specializing in design, 2D & 3D animation. Previously, she worked at Psyop where produced spots for clients such as Samsung, 3M, Tums, Honest Tea, Xerox, JBL, Norwegian Cruise Line, and a 2013 Super Bowl spot for Becks Sapphire Beer. Her first career was in public radio starting in 1999, and in 2003 she started at PRI’s weekly arts program Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. There she helped create the Peabody Award winning documentary about Moby-Dick. In 2006, she helped start up a new PRI show called Fair Game with Faith Salie helping oversee both the technical and editorial aspects of the show.


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