The memorial service for Tony Auth, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and artist-in-residence at WHYY, is happening 2 p.m. Sunday at the Independence Seaport Museum. NewsWorks will present it by live webcast.
Check NewsWorks.org after noon on Sunday to find the link for the live audio stream.
The service will feature tributes to Auth from Ed Rendell, colleagues at The Inquirer and WHYY, friends, family and fellow members of the cartooning fraternity.
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
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 InquirerJake 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 cartoonistJules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist
Music: 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.