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Now Amazon Has Its Own Political 'TV' Series

Greenlights Garry Trudeau's 'Alpha House' for online series

(Newser) - Amazon is ramping up its competition with Netflix: The latter has House of Cards , and now Amazon has its own original series set in DC ... with "House" in the title. Alpha House was created by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who also writes the series about four Republican senators living... More »

Chicago Tribune Pulls Doonesbury Over Charity Pitch

Garry Trudeau pushed a fund for public schools

(Newser) - The Chicago Tribune refused to run Friday's Doonesbury strip because it made, in the paper's words, "a direct fundraising appeal for a specific charity." The newspaper's "editorial practices do not allow individuals to promote their self-interests," it said in a notice. The strip... More »

Trudeau Mocks Journos for Overtwittering

Character 'Roland Hedley' has 2,900 followers

(Newser) - Cartoonist Garry Trudeau has been lampooning TV journalists for decades in Doonesbury, so it’s natural he would satirize their latest folly: excessive Twittering. Roland Hedley, Trudeau’s fictitious TV journo, has become an avid Twitter user both in print and in the real world, where @Roland_Hedley boasts 2,900... More »

Classic Harvard-Yale Tie Gets Documentary Gloss

Crimson comeback was behind headline 'Harvard Beats Yale 29-29'

(Newser) - The 40th anniversary of a classic game in the football rivalry between Harvard and Yale has inspired a documentary, Mark Feeney writes in the Boston Globe. The contest is as notable for “its time-capsule aspect” and rising-star participants (future Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones) as for the underdog Crimson's... More »

Obama Wins in Doonesbury Version of World

Dem's triumph in strip set for next week; some papers dismayed

(Newser) - Cartoonist Garry Trudeau has put his newspaper clients in to a bit of a pickle, the Washington Post reports. In a bid to stay current, Wednesday’s installment of "Doonesbury"—written a week in advance—will show characters reacting to a Barack Obama victory. The choice is “... More »

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