Rob Rogers was a political cartoonist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for 25 years.
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Rob Rogers is an award-winning political cartoonist who was fired after 25 years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. WPSU's Anne Danahy talked with Rogers about why he lost his job, how he decides who to satirize and his new book.
Satirical media have been making headlines recently: Cyberhacking and threats shut down Sony’s satirical film “The Interview,” which is about two men trying to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. Then reaction to satire took a deadly turn when gunmen killed 12 at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Penn State professor Sophia McClennen and recent Penn State graduate Remy Maisel co-authored the book, “Is Satire Saving Our Nation?: Mockery and American Politics.”
Political cartoonist Steve Brodner and Chris Beem, managing director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, at Penn State talk with WPSU about the role of political caricatures in a changing time for media.