Tony Auth, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and artist-in-residence at WHYY, died Sept. 14 of complications from colon cancer. His memorial service has been delayed by a power outage and should begin around 2:40 p.m. at the Independence Seaport Museum. NewsWorks is webcasting it live.
Listen to the audio of the service here.
Here is the order of the service: Welcome: John Brady, Director and CEO of the Independence Seaport Museum
Master of ceremonies: David Leopold, editor of The Art of Tony Auth: To Stir, Inform and Inflame
Tributes:John Timpane, writer and former oped editor, Philadelphia InquirerRick Nichols, former Editorial Board member, Philadelphia InquirerTerry Gross, WHYY, host of Fresh AirChris Satullo, WHYY, Vice President of News & Civic Dialogue and former EditorialPage Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent & news anchor, CNNEd Rendell, former Mayor of Philadelphia and Governor of Pennsylvania”Meet Tony Auth” short film by Susan Wallner & David LeopoldKatie and Emily Auth, daughters of Tony AuthBob Brecht, fellow sailorReese Palley, friend and co-conspirator in much mischiefRemembrance by Doug Rees, children’s book author, read by Elisabeth Perez-Luna, WHYY audio producer.Joel Pett, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, The Lexington Herald-Leader
Pat Oliphant, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonistTaped tribute by Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonistMusic: New Sounds Brass BandProducer: David LeopoldAssistant to the Producer: Katherine MarshallTechnical Assistance: Scott Miller, David LeVine, Eugene Sonn, and Tom MacDonald
Webcast: Engineered and hosted by Tom MacDonald, WHYY.
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