American Icons - Moby Dick

I was a contributing producer for this Peabody Award-winning special exploring the impact of Moby Dick.

Herman Melville's white whale survived his battle with Captain Ahab only to surface in the works of contemporary filmmakers, painters, playwrights and musicians. Kurt Andersen explores the influence of this American Icon with the help of Ray Bradbury, Tony Kushner, Laurie Anderson, Frank Stella and Stanley Crouch. Actor Edward Herrmann is our voice of Ishmael and Mark Price narrates David Ives's short play Moby-Dude.

As contributing producer I recorded and edited the raw audio and wrote surrounding narration.