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Tony Hendra's History of Baby Boomer Humor.

Tony Hendra. His new book, Going Too Far, is a history of "Boomer (as in Baby Boomer) Humor." Hendra was editor of The National Lampoon for eight years. He directed the Lampoon play "Lemmings" and co-created and wrote the British TV series "Spitting Image." In addition, he has written several books of satire and appeared in the movie "This is Spinal Tap."

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Other segments from the episode on December 15, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 16, 1987: Interview with Tony Hendra; Commentary on Jascha Heifetz; Interview with Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan; Commentary on urban legends about college exams.

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