Friday, April 26, 2013

Tucson's Friend Al Madrigal: 'Daily Show' Segment MAS Magical Burritors Highest Viewed

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM

A great interview today in the Huffington Post Latino Voices. While you can read the entire piece here, it isn't until the end that the Daily Show contributor and comic talks about Tucson, and yes, Mexican-American studies and his (in)famous interview with Tucson Unified School District governing board member Michael Hicks.

Here's what he says about that TUSD/MAS segment:

Instability is an entertainment industry given, but his two years on "Daily Show" have given Madrigal a high profile and the chance to create some indelible moments, including his interrogation of a member of the Tucson, Ariz., school board that banned a Mexican-American studies program. A board member earnestly told Madrigal that one teacher was buying his students' loyalty with burritos, which Madrigal said prompted "burrito protests" against the board's action.

"That's the most viewed piece" he's done for "Daily Show," he said, proudly. "People are teaching that piece in Chicano studies classes."

And just in case you forgot or want to relive the hell:

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