Guests: David Leopold, Rick Nichols, Chris Satullo and Jules Feiffer
Today on Radio Times we pay tribute to our colleague and friend Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth who died on Sunday. Mr. Auth’s deftly-drawn sketches chronicling local, national and international political and cultural issues were published on the editorial page of The Philadelphia Inquirer for 41 years and later were syndicated across the country. After leaving the Inquirer in 2012, Tony was the digital artist-in-residence at WHYY’s NewsWorks blog, “Behind the Lines”. Throughout his career he was widely praised and acknowledged for his wit, humor, intelligence and kindness. Joining us to talk about the life and career of Tony Auth are DAVID LEOPOLD, author and curator who organized the James Michener Art Museum retrospective of Auth’s work, RICK NICHOLS, former Philadelphia Inquirer food writer, and CHRIS SATULLO, WHYY’s vice president for news and civic engagement who previously served as the Inquirer’s editorial page editor where he worked with Auth. We’ll also hear an interview with JULES FEIFFER that was recorded yesterday. Feiffer, who also won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, was a long-time friend of Mr. Auth.