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'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...

In The House With 'Alpha House'
ABC News | Mark Consuelos Interview | October 25, 2014

Mark Consuelos talks new season of Amazon Studios' hit show, ALPHA HOUSE...

Inside the Political Fun House: How 'Alpha House' Became Amazon's First Big Hit
Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast | Inside The Political Fun House | October 25, 2014

Free shipping and a TV show? It seemed crazy, but thanks to the success of the political comedy Alpha House, Amazon is officially a player in the original series business....

Midterm Election And Affairs On Tap In Season 2 Of 'Alpha House'
Andrea Morabito, The New York Post | About Season 2 | October 21, 2014

In a deeply polarized political landscape, weeks away from the midterm elections, “Alpha House” executive producer Jonathan Alter likes to say that the Amazon comedy about four GOP senators is “one of the only political endeavors getting bipartisan support.”...