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Compass Weekly, The; Them Damn Pictures


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Compass Weekly, The
Them Damn Pictures
Series Description

Part of new plan of news programs and specials that premiered January 1974.

“The Compass Weekly” aired each Tuesday for a minimum of one hour. It was devoted to a single news topic covered in depth, with commentary and review of coverage elsewhere.

See Prime Time January 1974 for story in “Letter From The President.” Series release date: 1/22/1974

Program Description

Reported by Ed Baumeister . Program focuses on the power, past and present, of political cartoons. Historical survey of the political cartoon from American Colonial times to the present, precedes interviews with prominent cartoonist of the day (1974) including Paul Szep, (?) Dobbins, (?) Blaine, and Vance Rodwalt. Program title comes from a quote by “Boss” Tweed referring to the works of political cartoon pioneer Thomas Nast. 1974.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

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News Report
Chicago: “Compass Weekly, The; Them Damn Pictures,” 05/28/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D33481F5FC12410895F4EC5E87E4E689.
MLA: “Compass Weekly, The; Them Damn Pictures.” 05/28/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D33481F5FC12410895F4EC5E87E4E689>.
APA: Compass Weekly, The; Them Damn Pictures. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D33481F5FC12410895F4EC5E87E4E689
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