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November 6, 1991 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doonesbury, the comic strip by Garry Trudeau, has provoked an uproar with an upcoming series of strips suggesting that federal drug officials suppressed information about alleged drug use by Vice President Dan Quayle. The strips, which are scheduled to run for two weeks starting Nov. 11, allege that the Drug Enforcement Administration has a file on Quayle and that the file's existence was covered up during the 1988 election.
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OPINION
March 24, 2012
Last week, The Times moved Garry Trudeau's " Doonesbury " strip from the comics page, where it usually resides, to the Op-Ed page, where it ran for six days. The reason, according to Assistant Managing Editor Alice Short, was that its story line about Texas' new law requiring women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before receiving an abortion was "a little bit over the top for the comics page" and more appropriately the subject of the opinion pages. This week, as "Doonesbury" returned to the comics page, other strips on that page dealt with serious and controversial political issues and no move was made to reroute them to Op-Ed.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
When filmmaker Michael Moore walked onto the floor of the Democratic National Convention on a hot July morning, it was as though a dry sponge had dropped into a puddle of water -- he was instantly swarmed by reporters. High overhead, in a fifth-floor suite at Boston's Fleet Center, director Robert Altman and writer Garry Trudeau watched and marveled.
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March 12, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
A series of "Doonesbury" strips lampooning a Texas law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before receiving an abortion will appear on The Times' Op-Ed page starting Monday rather than in the comics section, where the strip normally appears. Times editors decided on the change after previewing the six-day series arc, which likens the ultrasound procedure to rape. In the strips, a young woman at an abortion clinic is chastised by a male legislator who calls her a "slut," and a doctor rebukes her by reading a scripted greeting from Texas Gov. Rick Perry in advance of her "compulsory transvaginal exam.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Johnny Carson joked Thursday on "The Tonight Show" that being the front-runner among the current crop of Democrats seeking their party's presidential nomination is the equivalent of being "head lemming." Democratic Party bosses may not have been laughing, however. Desperate for an electable candidate, they seem to be keeping their options open. Some may still be praying for Mario. Some have gone begging to Gephardt and Gore. Maybe they're looking in the wrong place.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1993 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you've recently tried to wriggle out of jury duty, you probably realize that it's not as easy as it used to be to come up with a legitimate excuse. Unlike employment as a police officer, being a celebrity does not automatically qualify a person for an exemption from showing up at the courthouse. Still, you aren't likely to find yourself rubbing shoulders in the jury box with the likes of Julia Roberts or Kevin Costner.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1999
Garry Trudeau is on vacation. This week's strips originally appeared in June 1994.
NEWS
August 6, 1998
Garry Trudeau is on vacation. This week's strips originally appeared in July 1997.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2005
Comic reruns: The "Doonesbury" comic strip will feature reruns for at least a week, starting Monday, as creator Garry Trudeau recovers from a skiing accident in which he broke his collarbone last week, Editor & Publisher reported.
OPINION
January 28, 1996
Re "Doonesbury," by Garry Trudeau, Jan. 21: What's his problem? Picking on an old man like Frank Sinatra? What a mean-spirited bully. Last week it was Newt Gingrich--next week I won't bother looking. Besides, he's not funny . . . PAULA WELSH Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2008
Garry Trudeau is taking an extended vacation, which means "Doonesbury" will be on a break now through June 16. In its place, the daily Calendar section will sample three new comics for one month each. First is "Cafe con Leche" by Charlos Gary, which will run through April 19. The Sunday comics will run repeats of "Doonesbury" comics until Trudeau's return in June. Send comments to comics@latimes .com.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2005 | David Twiddy, Associated Press
Not long after the dust settled from the Iraqi explosion that took "Doonesbury" comic strip character B.D.'s left leg last year, the Pentagon was on the phone. The frequent target of "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau, the Defense Department offered the satirist extensive access to soldiers wounded while fighting in Iraq and the doctors and caregivers trying to put their bodies -- and psyches -- back together.
OPINION
June 4, 2005
Re "Doonesbury" cartoon, May 29: Many thanks to Garry Trudeau for naming the names of U.S. soldiers who've died in Iraq since April 28, 2004. The Bush administration would prefer that we don't see the caskets, or know the names. Thank you, Mr. Trudeau, for reminding us what President Bush's misadventure really costs. Winston Steward Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2005
Comic reruns: The "Doonesbury" comic strip will feature reruns for at least a week, starting Monday, as creator Garry Trudeau recovers from a skiing accident in which he broke his collarbone last week, Editor & Publisher reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2004 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau's "Tanner on Tanner," which revisits after 16 years the characters of the HBO art-meets-life political miniseries "Tanner '88," will not be everyone's cup of TV. In spite of the occasional unexpected crossover hit, Altman is the least accommodating of American filmmakers, with an abiding disinterest in popular notions of clarity and narrative, image and sound.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
When filmmaker Michael Moore walked onto the floor of the Democratic National Convention on a hot July morning, it was as though a dry sponge had dropped into a puddle of water -- he was instantly swarmed by reporters. High overhead, in a fifth-floor suite at Boston's Fleet Center, director Robert Altman and writer Garry Trudeau watched and marveled.
OPINION
June 3, 2004
Thanks so much for running Garry Trudeau's "In Memoriam" (Sunday Comics, May 30). Such a genuine public expression of respect for the lives lost in the highly questionable Iraq war has been sorely missing from the powers in charge. God bless all our troops, and allow those still alive to return from this misguided endeavor soon and safely. Dawn Rosalind Bill Hessell Oak View, Calif. Why is Trudeau's output carried in the comics when the majority of it is simply his personal political point of view?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Fact and fiction on the campaign trail will blur just as they did 16 years ago, when the "Tanner '88" team reunites for fresh satire on this year's presidential race. The three-episode series, not yet titled, will reunite "Tanner '88" co-creators -- director Robert Altman and "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau -- as well as cast members Michael Murphy, Cynthia Nixon, Pamela Reed and Matt Malloy. It will air in October on the Sundance Channel, the cable network announced Monday.
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