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The American Midwest, On Screen and On the Page (Repeat)
March 30, 2020
The American Midwest has served as a backdrop for countless books, movies and TV shows. But how often do they get it right?
Today we explore depictions of the Midwest in fiction. From the crime thriller A History of Violence to the light-hearted comedy Parks and Recreation, what do these portrayals tell us about the region, and how people see it?
Originally aired March 4, 2020.
Produced by Matt Pelsor.
Author, The American Midwest in Film and Literature: Nostalgia, Violence, and Regionalism