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Wed June 18, 2014
Correction: Al Feldstein Obituary
Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 7:08 pm
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
Last month in an obituary, we failed to credit a couple of audio sources, and we want to set the record straight. In our remembrance of former "Mad Magazine" editor Al Feldstein, we used this film clip.
(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "FELDSTEIN")
AL JAFFEE: Al Feldstein was a very, very good editor. He didn't fool around. If he liked something, that was it.
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
That is cartoonist Al Jaffee remembering his former editor. We failed to tell you that it's from the documentary "Feldstein." And that documentary was produced by Olumide Productions LLC.
BLOCK: In the same obituary, we also played audio from the documentary "Diagram For Delinquents: Fredric Wertham And The Evolution Of Comic Books." It's written and directed by Robert Emmons Jr.
SIEGEL: In the clip, we hear Feldstein talking about his testimony before a congressional committee that was investigating comic books in the early 1950s.
(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "DIAGRAM FOR DELINQUENTS: FREDRIC WERTHAM AND THE EVOLUTION OF COMIC BOOKS")
AL FELDSTEIN: I was called before the committee in a private session. My statements were, I do this for a living, if parents don't want their kids to read the horror comics that I edit and write, they should tell their kids they can't read those books.
SIEGEL: We regret those omissions. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.