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'Alpha House,' 'Betas' to premiere on Amazon this month

'Alpha House,' 'Betas' to premiere on Amazon this month

SEATTLE, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Amazon says the first three episodes of its new U.S. shows "Alpha House" and "Betas" will be free when they premiere on the website this month.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 21, 2013.
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John Goodman, Ed Begley Jr. to star in Amazon's first original shows

John Goodman, Ed Begley Jr. to star in Amazon's first original shows

SEATTLE, May 29 (UPI) -- America's Amazon shopping website says it has ordered its first five original series based in part on customer response to online pilots for the shows.

'Doonesbury' artist defends abortion strip

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 12 (UPI) -- "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau said he felt obliged to tackle women's healthcare rights amid debate about Virginia and Texas pre-abortion sonogram bills.
Cartoonist, lobbyist in spat over Gbagbo

Cartoonist, lobbyist in spat over Gbagbo

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A Washington lobbyist targeted in "Doonesbury" for representing Ivory Coast's deposed ruler is dueling with cartoonist Garry Trudeau.

Daily 'Doonesbury' to go color in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Washington Post will run the "Doonesbury" comic strip in full color beginning this week, the newspaper said Sunday.

Doonesbury: 'Obama wins!'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Garry Trudeau, who draws the long-running U.S. comic strip "Doonesbury," has prepared a strip for next week presuming an Obama victory on Election Day.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 21, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, July 21, 2007.

Military blog by 'Doonesbury' creator

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- "Doonesbury" creator and New York resident Garry Trudeau has launched a weblog for U.S. soldiers and their families to talk about conditions in Iraq.

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Today is Friday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2006 with 163 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Thursday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2005 with 163 to follow.
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Mr. Butts symbol hits Calif. beach

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A sticker featuring the Doonesbury character "Mr. Butts" is the centerpiece of a campaign to remind people -- no smoking at the beach in Santa Monica, Calif.

Women's group denounces 'racist' cartoons

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Independent Women's Forum has denounced as blatantly racist several editorial cartoons featuring Condoleezza Rice, the Washington Times said Friday.

Comedy fesitval to honor 'Guffman' troupe

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The upcoming U.S. Comedy Arts Festival will pay tribute to the 1996 comedy "Waiting for Guffman," Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Analysis: Entertaining politics

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The proliferation of documentaries and increasing competition among narrowcast cable channels have combined to produce a relatively new phenomenon: special, pol
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Sundance plans politics marathon

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sundance Channel is planning two politically themed programming marathons before Election Day, channel executives announced Thursday.

Garry Trudeau to write screenplay

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau has signed to write an original screenplay about a boy who becomes mayor of a small town, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

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Today is Wednesday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2004 with 163 to follow.
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Doonesbury expletive roils newsrooms

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- Some salty language from a wounded comic strip soldier -- Doonesbury's football playing B.D. -- has created a linguistic dilemma for newspapers.

White Plains Journal News wins Pulitzer

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- The 2004 Pulitzer Prize for editorial Cartooning Monday went to Matt Davies of The Journal News, White Plains, N.Y.

600 enter 'Doonesbury' contest

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- "Doonesbury" scribe Garry Trudeau is offering a $10,000 reward for proof U.S. President George Bush fulfilled his National Guard duty in 1972.

'Tanner 88' rejoins 2004 politics

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Tanner 88," the HBO fictional series chronicling the 1988 presidential race is being updated for 2004 politics, according to Thursday's Daily Variety.

Political satire on Sundance Channel

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Sundance Channel announced Thursday it will air "Tanner '88," the political satire created by director Robert Altman and cartoonist Garry Trudeau.

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Today is Monday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2003 with 163 to follow.
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