Satirical publication The Onion began printing on actual newsprint back in August 1988.

The staff picked up and left their original home in Madison, Wisc., where they had begun while attending The University of Wisconsin, and moved to New York City in 2001. So they were still new New Yorkers when the 9/11 terrorist attacks struck the city, and the nation.

What happened next is now legendary comedy.

Documentary filmmakers Nick Scown and Julie Seabaugh caught up with with original Onion writer/editors Todd Hanson, Carol Kolb, and Robert Siegel to recall the making of The Onion and its issue of Sept. 27, 2001, as part of their larger documentary, Too Soon: The Comedy of 9/11.

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