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.
Emily Botein is an award-winning independent radio producer based in New York, with a focus on documentaries and cultural programming. She has launched national shows, produced pilots and selected series. Botein's work has been broadcast on a range of shows and institutions, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Metropolitan Opera, National Public Radio, The Next Big Thing, Studio 360, Weekend America and WNYC Radio. Currently she produces WNYC's Here's the Thing.
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