Opinion NPR Public Editor Racism on Fresh Air? Lessons from Archie Bunker and Stephen Colbert February 23, 2012 Fresh Air repeated a popular 1970s riff on "How to be a Jewish Son," featuring Mel Brooks and David Steinberg on the old David Susskind show. Some shocked listeners said the clip insulted blacks and Jews. Comedy can make us laugh, squirm—and think. Where do you draw the line?