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

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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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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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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.
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Garry Trudeau
Political cartoonist and creator of "Doonesbury," Garry Trudeau, appears with his wife, NBC News Anchorwoman Jane Pauley at the Monblanc Boutique January 16. Trudeau was on hand to autograph copies of "Flashbacks: Twenty-Five Years of Doonesbury".

Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau (born July 21, 1948) is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip.

Trudeau was born in New York City, the son of Jean Douglas (née Moore) and Francis Berger Trudeau. He is the great-grandson of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, who created the world-famous Adirondack Cottage Sanitorium for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis at Saranac Lake, New York State. Edward was succeeded by his son Francis and grandson Francis Jr. The latter founded the Trudeau Institute at Saranac Lake, with which his son Garry retains a connection.

Raised in Saranac Lake, Garry Trudeau attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. He enrolled in Yale University in 1966 and later became a member of Scroll and Key. Trudeau was confident that his major would end up being theatre, but he discovered a greater interest in art design. A drawing by Trudeau of famous Yale quarterback Brian Dowling for the Yale Daily News led to the creation of a comic strip for the paper, Bull Tales, the progenitor of Doonesbury. As a Yale undergrad, Trudeau was also the Editor-in-Chief of The Yale Record, the nation's oldest college humor magazine. Trudeau continued his studies with postgraduate work at the Yale School of Art, earning his M.F.A. in graphic design in 1973.

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