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45 Years of Doonesbury: A Letter from Garry Trudeau
Garry Trudeau, LAUGH TRACKS | 45 Years: A Letter From GBT | October 26, 2015

Dear Reader...

Saranac Lake Researchers Continue Fight Against Disease
Ken Picard, Seven Days | Trudeau Institute Continues Fight Against Disease | June 28, 2015

The nonprofit biomedical research facility was founded in 1884 by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau (1848-1915) -- great-grandfather of "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau...

The Abuse Of Satire
Garry Trudeau, The Atlantic | The Abuse Of Satire | April 12, 2015

Garry Trudeau on Charlie Hebdo, free-speech fanaticism, and the problem with "punching downward"...

'Doonesbury' Creator Becomes First Cartoonist Ever To Receive George Polk Career Award
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | Polk Award | February 16, 2015

The 33rd person to garner the honor, but the first cartoonist to do so...

Doonesbury And Pandora
Alan Gardner, The Daily Cartoonist | Dbury & Pandora | February 9, 2015

"We’ve got a lot of press coverage over the years — in print, on screen, etc. The only press hit that materially changed our growth trajectory was Doonesbury"...

'Doonesbury' And The U-Va. Campus-Rape Strip
Michael Cavna, The Washington Post | Campus-Rape Strip | December 30, 2014

Garry Trudeau says that Rolling Stone's 'flaws' didn't change point of Sunday's comic...

Cuba Idea
P.J. Bednarski, MediaPost | Did White House Steal Cuba Idea From 'Alpha House'? | December 19, 2014

President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. would begin to normalize relations with Cuba surprised journalists and the political world Wednesday. But it just could be, somebody in the White House watched the second season of Amazon Fire’s political comedy “Alpha House” and got the idea...

A Doonesbury Special Offered A Disillusioned Generation Its Own Charlie Brown Christmas
Noel Murray, AVClub | A Doonesbury Special | December 11, 2014

On the back porch of a country house on an autumn evening in 1977, a ponytailed blond girl named Ellie explains what she thinks the “revolution” of the 1960s was all about. “Well, it was against, um, what’s-his-name, Nixon,” she says. “And it was… fun. And usually held outdoors.”...

Garry Trudeau On Bringing His Political
Interview with Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times | GBT Interview Re 'Alpha House' | November 12, 2014

The creator of Doonesbury and “Alpha House” talks with Jim Rutenberg about his change of heart on Reagan and what’s inside Obama’s brain...

Even On Political Sitcoms, Entertainment, Not Politics, Comes First
Alyssa Kleven, MyNorthwest / Dave Ross | GBT Radio Interview | November 1, 2014

Trudeau credits the show's cast with providing the heart of the comedy. "These actors are unbelievable. They're getting three laughs for every one that's on the page."

Listen to interview here...