Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Season 1 Episode 1

The Hero's Adventure

Aired Unknown Jun 21, 1988 on PBS
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The Hero's Adventure
In the first of six hours of interviews, Moyers interviews Campbell about the core of his life's work, the Hero Cycle. Campbell discusses the concept of the hero in cultures throughout the world, and the ways in which virtually all hero stories reflect the same underlying structure. He goes on to discuss how this structure manifests in several ancient cultures and right up through today, using examples as diverse as Native American mythology and the Star Wars films.moreless

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