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Michael Kupperman. All the Answers
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A comic artist-author turned serious for the first time with his All the Answers, also the Festival’s first graphic book. It’s a son’s search to understand his father, a child prodigy-turned reserved professor, before dementia robbed the memories. Joel Kupperman was the most celebrated “Quiz Kid,” appearing on the radio and TV series weekly in the 40s and 50s. The moving memoir touches on the early history of radio and TV, the quiz show scandal, anti-Semitism, celebrity culture and, most of all, human relationships. Journalist Virgil Texas will join the author in conversation.