Kurt Andersen

Writer; Host and Co-Creator, "Studio 360," PRI and WNYC

Kurt Andersen is the author of three novels, including True Believers and the best-sellers Heyday and Turn of the Century. His nonfiction books include Reset, The Real Thing, and the forthcoming Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History. He has written for television and the theater, is host and co-creator of the award-winning public radio program “Studio 360,” and regularly contributes to The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Previously, he was a columnist for The New Yorker and TIME, editor in chief and a columnist at New York, andco-founded and edited Spy magazine. He sits on the boards of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Pratt Institute. 

Videos/Audio of Kurt Andersen

Has the great American experiment in liberty gone off the rails? Best-selling novelist, public radio host, and... See more
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Today's TV landscape is a baffling dichotomy, where some of the most successful and high-minded creative programming of... See more
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The digital revolution and changing economic models have altered journalistic institutions to their core. What does the... See more