Oh Superman

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This week Studio 360 leaps tall buildings in a single bound and finds out why "Superman" remains as popular and elusive as ever. Disguised as a mild-mannered reporter, Kurt Andersen explores the history of "The Man of Steel" with cartoonists Jules Feiffer and Art Spiegelman, film director Bryan Singer, novelists Michael Chabon and Howard Jacobson, and the 1980's-era Lois Lane, Margot Kidder. Is this strange visitor from the planet Krypton derivative of Jewish mythology? Is "The American Way" epitomized by someone who wields ultimate power for a moral good? What’s up with the blue tights? This special hour is part of Studio 360’s Peabody Award-winning American Icons series.