18-07 Segment 1: The Graduate, 50 Years Later

Few movies become as iconic as Mike Nichols’s December 1967 classic, The Graduate. Now, 50 years later, we look at some of the elements that made the film so memorable.

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18-07 Segment 2: The Power of the Written Word

Scholar Martin Puchner takes us through the history of writing stories down, and how those written accounts have become so important to our understanding of the world.

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Culture Crash 18-07: The New Era of Science Fiction

There was a time when science fiction stories had to be a part of some established arc or it wouldn’t get made. Now the stand-alone sci-fi is thriving once again.