Thursday 9th May, 2013
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Joe Raiola reflects on the day’s most hotly debated first amendment issues with great insight and humor. From Sarah Palin’s now infamous gun sight map, to Comedy Central’s censoring of South Park, to the deletion of the word “nigger” in a recent edition of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, to the burning of the Koran, to the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church, no subject is off limits in Raiola’s passionately outspoken program. The Joy of Censorship sheds light on the endless arguments over banned books, movie ratings, the FCC, the Patriot Act and the true meaning of obscenity. It also traces the unlikely and colorful history of MAD Magazine, from renegade publisher William Gaines historic showdown with the United States Senate over comic book censorship to MAD’s emergence as revolutionary satiric force.
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