Most Active Stories
- NC State Student Uncovered Neck Bone Of Biggest Dinosaur Ever
- NC Photographer Uses Pinup Photos As A Way For Women To Appreciate Their Bodies
- George Hamilton IV: 1937-2014. Five Songs That Made Him Famous
- 'Breathtaking' Images Discovered Of A 1950s Shoeshine Competition In North Carolina
- Did Speaker Tillis Really Cut $500 Million From Education?
Hosts, Reporters and Producers
The State of Things
Tue May 27, 2014
The Magic Of Shirley Temple
Ringlets, a baby-doll face and a sweet singing voice may be the most recognizable aspects of Shirley Temple's famous persona.
But in his latest book, cultural historian John F. Kasson argues that Temple's smile and charm also helped reinforce the cultural and political dynamics of the tumultuous 1930s.
Host Frank Stasio talks to Kasson, history and American studies professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about his book, The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression, (W.W. Norton & Company/2014).
Watch Shirley Temple perform the famous "On the Good Ship Lollipop":