Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin Dies

Satirist George Carlin has died of heart failure. The comedian, whose "Seven Filthy Words" routine was the center of a Supreme Court case, passed away on Sunday. He was supposed to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor later this year. Read more and hear a discussion of the continuing debate over the use of the words he identified as "filthy" (with bleeps) in this CNN story and a link to a CNN video. Here's more from NPR.

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