CONAN: Daniel Okrent, co-conceiver and producer of "Old Jews Telling Jokes." Marilyn Sokol is one of the show's stars. The show runs at the Westside Theatre in New York. They joined us from our bureau in New York.
Daniel Okrent? He was the first public editor of the New York Times. He was the one who forced the paper to review their Iraq War coverage. Good for him. He also joined Adam Nagourney in outing a reader (putting a reader's name in the paper that shouldn't have been and caused the man non-stop problems). Bad for him.
In his book, he does struggle with whether he did the right thing on that or not. I do give him credit for that. He notes that C.I. called out the outing of the reader. And he reflects on it. We still don't agree on it, Okrent and me, but I give him huge credit for including that moment. Most people wouldn't. Few people have that kind of honesty or desire for the truth. There are a lot of people I lost respect for in the last years. Daniel Okrent is one of the few who actually won my respect.
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Old Jews Telling Jokes - Other
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Westside Theatre Downstairs
407 West 43rd Street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York NY 10036
90 minutes, with no intermission
Recommended for mature audiences. (Contains explicit language)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"