A farewell to MAD

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(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Guests: Maria Reidelbach, Joe Raiola

MAD Magazine has been irreverently skewering American culture and politics for over half a century. Sadly, this uniquely American institution has ended its run, having just published its final print edition of all original content. MAD was at the forefront of American satire, and without it there would be no Daily Show, no Onion, no Simpsons.  Today on the show, we pay tribute to the magazine, learn about its history and discuss its legacy. Joining us JOE RAIOLA, former senior editor at MAD, and MARIA REIDELBACH, author of Completely MAD: A History of the Comic Book and Magazine.

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