Our Dumb Century

Daniel talks with Scott Dikkers, editor of the weekly web newspaper, "The Onion." "The Onion" will receive the James Thurber Award for best comedy writing in New York on Monday. Dikkers has just come out with a book and audio tape called, "Our Dumb Century: 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source." It spoofs the news in the style of the period, with clever headlines and stories that you might have read if an editor hadn't intervened. ATTENTION: During the "Our Dumb Century" segment certain profane words are bleeped during the discussion but may still be found offensive to some (Three Rivers Press, 1999) Audio by Harper Audio. (10:00) (The Onion can be found at www.theonio

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