Dallas, An "American Icon"
Wisely, Julia wound up using only Schutze's contributions; can't say I blame her. Also part of piece: series creator David Jacobs (who explains that he never intended to make a series about Dallas), an Estonian filmmaker for whom the series helped crumble the Iron Curtain ("We wanted to believe that people live in skyscrapers and have beautiful cars and everything is shiny and glamorous") and Reason's Matt Welch, who co-wrote the November '08 piece that insisted Dallas helped win the Cold War.
Studio 360 airs tomorrow at 1 p.m. on KERA-FM (90.1). But no need to wait till then.