Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style and the 1960’s


The premier for the 6th season of MadMen was last night on AMC. Set in the 1960’s in New York, the television drama follows the lives of advertising executives on Madison Avenue. Some have criticized the show for its portrayal of race and gender politics, while those same elements of the show have drawn critical acclaim from others. This hour on Focus, guest host Chris Berube talks with Robert Rushing, Lilya Kaganovsky and Lauren Goodlad of the UIUC about the show and their book “MadMen, Mad World: Sex, Politics Style and the 1960’s.”

The authors of "MadMen, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style and the 1960's" will be a part of an Author's Corner event at the Illini Union bookstore April 23 at 4:30 p.m.

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