The 50th year of Doonesbury (including the Bull Tales years) marks the first time
journalist Jane Pauley will interview cartoonist husband Garry Trudeau.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the famed cartoon strip, Pauley and Trudeau traveled to Yale University, where it all began when Trudeau was a 20-year-old college student, and where his work is now housed in the Doonesbury Archive.
It is the first time Pauley has interviewed Trudeau since they married in 1980.
Garry on the comic strip business after 50 years:
“I’m part of the crowd that started out in one profession [and] finds themselves in a very different place,” Trudeau tells Pauley. “I don’t recognize my industry. I think I’m what they call a legacy strip. It’s like a legacy band, you’ve been around forever. And it does give you a certain amount of job security. I’ll probably stay in newspapers. But I’m only going to be around as long as newspapers are. I’ll be one of those guys who turn out the lights.”
Set your VCRs to record the interview on CBS SUNDAY MORNING,
to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 2 (9:00 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.