4/10/08: The Ten-Cent Plague
Salt Lake City, UT – After the end of World War II and before the television took over the American household, comic books were the most popular form of entertainment. But they were also shockingly irreverent. Churches denounced them, cities outlawed them, and even Congress held hearings on comic books and juvenile delinquency. In his new book, the writer David Hajdu says that before rock 'n roll rebelled - there was "The Ten-Cent Plague." Hajdu joins Doug to talk about comic books - and how they changed America.
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