Three American Icons

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This week, a triple header from the series American Icons, which focuses on works of art that changed the way we think about America. More than 150 years ago, Nathaniel Hawthorne put his finger on how we ostracize women for their sexuality in The Scarlet Letter. Meanwhile, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” celebrates the opposite tendency in American culture: the devil-may-care slide towards looser morals. And in Untitled Film Stills, Cindy Sherman captured the way that being a woman — or maybe being a person — is just playing a role.

(Segments in this week's show aired previously.)