Dracula has captured our collective imagination for generations, from Vlad the Impaler to Bela Lugosi to Bram Stoker. But who is the real Dracula? In this hour-long special, we look at the films, literature, music and art that all attempt to construct the image of this eerie yet elusive character.

Drawing on the vast research and knowledge of Dr. Jeffrey Holdeman, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Indiana University, the program explores the historical figure known as Vlad the Impaler, Stoker's 1897 novel, "Dracula," and more recent versions of Dracula including a childlren's version, "The Count" from Sesame Street.

Tune in to WHRV 89.5 on October 27 at 1 p.m., or listen online.

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Revisit Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Dracula in the 1931 film: