Chris Kyle, Billy Lynn, And The Hero Myth

Hour 1:        What actually makes someone a hero and how does the classical or mythical concept of the hero inform the 21st century reality and impact the lives of veterans returning from war? We’ll spend this hour with Michael Mooney who profiles murdered Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle in this month’s D Magazine, Ben Fountain – author of the book “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” and Shaun Treat, assistant professor of Rhetoric at the University of North Texas.