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'Carnivale' Set in Depression-Era Dustbowl

Carnivale is a fantastical epic set in 1930s Dustbowl America. The episodes are full of literary and Biblical imagery. The show is the latest project from the cable network HBO. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.
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