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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
Join host Liev Schreiber to trace the development of comic book heroes and their powerful legacy.

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A Hero Can Be Anyone Air date: 10-16-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365099262/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Superheroes are enthusiastically embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic Superman movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen... /episodes/get/10615 /episode/10615 Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: A Hero Can Be Anyone /episode-player/10615
Great Power, Great Responsibilities Air date: 10-16-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365099253/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have “problems” with which an adult audience can... /episodes/get/10616 /episode/10616 Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Great Power, Great Responsibilities /episode-player/10616
Truth Justice and the American Way Air date: 10-15-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365099227/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are... /episodes/get/10604 /episode/10604 Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Truth Justice and the American Way /episode-player/10604
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Truth Justice and the American Way
During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are...
Air date: 10/15/2013
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365099227/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are... /episodes/get/10604 /episode/10604 Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Truth Justice and the American Way /episode-player/10604
Great Power, Great Responsibilities
In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have ?problems? with which an adult audience can...
Air date: 10/16/2013
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365099253/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have ?problems? with which an adult audience can... /episodes/get/10616 /episode/10616 Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Great Power, Great Responsibilities /episode-player/10616
A Hero Can Be Anyone
Superheroes are enthusiastically embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic Superman movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen...
Air date: 10/16/2013
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365099262/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Superheroes are enthusiastically embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic Superman movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen... /episodes/get/10615 /episode/10615 Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: A Hero Can Be Anyone /episode-player/10615
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