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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dead At 91

The most renowned playboy has died. Chicago native Hugh Hefner died yesterday at the age of 91. Hefner started Playboy magazine at his Hyde Park kitchen table at a time mainstream America was conservative and sex was hardly ever discussed in the open. Hugh Hefner and his magazine as well as his club and TV shows helped to usher in a new America and with it the sexual revolution. 

Morning Shift talks about Hugh Hefner and his legacy with Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune. He’s got a great obit and remembrance of Hefner up on the paper’s website. We also talk with Candace Jordan who worked at the Playboy Club when she first moved to Chicago as a young woman.

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