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Superman: America’s Most Enduring Superhero

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… You know how that ends. This hour on Focus, we talk about Superman, the origins of the character and Superman’s place in popular culture

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(Duration: 51:22)

the judging stage at the Superman Costume Contest in Metropolis, IL

the judging stage at the Superman Costume Contest in Metropolis, IL Metropolis Planet

Superman’s character was created in the early 1930’s and has since has appeared or been referenced in pretty much every form of media – comics, books, movies and even in song. During this episode of Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Larry Tye, author of the book “The High-Flying History of American’s Most Enduring Super Hero.” He talks with Tye about the creators of the character, movie adaptations and of course, the iconic red cape.

We’ll also hear from Karla Ogle, co-chair of the Superman Festival in Metropolis, Illinois. The festival draws more than 30,000 people to Metropolis, population ~6,000 each year. Jim Hambrick, who founded and curates the Super Museum also joins us.

Do you have questions about the history of Superman? Maybe you’re a huge fan… We want to hear from you this hour on Focus!

Categories: Art and Culture