TITLE: American Political Cartoons: 1764-2010
SPEAKER: Stephen Hess, Sandy Northrop
EVENT DATE: 04/27/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 66 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
From Benjamin Franklin's drawing of the first American political cartoon in 1754 to Herblock's blistering attacks on Richard Nixon, editorial cartoons have always been a part of American journalism and politics. The authors of "American Political Cartoons 1754-2010" discuss their book.
Speaker Biography: Stephen Hess is senior fellow emeritus at the Brookings Institution. He was on the staff of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon and was an adviser to Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. He is the author of "America's Political Dynasties," "Organizing the Presidency" and numerous other publications on journalism and politics.
Speaker Biography: Sandy Northrop has worked within the Public Broadcasting System for more than 30 years. She has produced and edited award-winning television programs on many topics and is a recognized authority on political cartoons.
SERIES: Books & Beyond