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Ben Sargent

Region: Hill Country

Topics: Cartoons, Media, Education, Politics, Government

Mr. Sargent is a widely syndicated, Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist. He has long drawn for the daily Austin American-Statesman, but previously worked as a political reporter covering the Texas Capitol for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Long News Service and the UPI, and originally grew up in a newspaper family. His cartoons lampoon many of our foibles and failings, but return to the themes of greed, sloth, and shortsightedness as found in the public's and politicians' views and actions regarding air pollution, climate change, flooding, lumbering, energy use and sources, population, water quality, mass transit, roads and development.



October 15, 2003
Austin, Texas
Reel 2257

Please see brief Real Media video excerpts from our interview with Mr. Sargent, one about mass transit, and the second about how editorial cartoons work.

Please see the uncut video (reel 2257) and transcript of Mr. Sargent's full interview.




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