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American Icons: “Mad Magazine”

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Along with serving up a generous helping of dirtyish jokes and goofy parodies, “Mad Magazine” changed the way we consume pop culture and how we talk about world affairs.

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Studio 360

"Mad Magazine,” “The Americans,” & Dom La Nena

Thursday, January 01, 2015

“Mad” becomes an American Icon, a former CIA officer brings the Cold War to TV, and the Brazilian cellist performs live.

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Studio 360

Who's Afraid of On the Media?

Friday, July 25, 2014

We asked On the Media's Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone to duke it out in this parody of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? from our American Icons episode on Mad Magazine.

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Studio 360

Dick DeBartolo, Mad’s Maddest Writer, Won't Grow Up

Friday, July 25, 2014

One of the longest-serving writers in the Mad bullpen, Dick DeBartolo sold his first piece to the magazine when he was a Brooklyn high school student. Nearly 50 years later, “Dickie D.” is still resisting adulthood with the best of them.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Mad Magazine

Friday, July 25, 2014

From David Letterman to the writers of The Simpsons, generations of comedians and writers have grown up reading Mad Magazine. It changed the way we consume pop culture and the way we talk about world affairs — along with a generous helping of dirtyish jokes and goofy parodies.

Slideshow: The Evolution of Mad Magazine

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Legendary Illustrators Celebrate MAD Magazine

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Legendary illustrators Drew Friedman, Al Jaffee, and Arnold Roth discuss the life and work of Harvey Kurtzman, the cartoonist, writer, and editor who was the founding editor and creator of the most important comics satire magazine in 20th-century America, MAD.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency: Wertham Versus Gaines On Decency Standards

Monday, August 27, 2012

WNYC

The investigation continues! The evils of horror comics are explicated by two contrasting witnesses, Dr.  Fredric Wertham, a reserved psychiatrist, and William Gaines, the chief purveyor of such lurid publications as The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, and Tales From the Crypt

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Studio 360

Now Playing

Saturday, January 04, 2003

It's Mad Magazine's 50th anniversary. Kathleen Horan caught up with Al Jaffee, one of Mad's original illustrators. Produced by Michael Raphael.

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