July 2020

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Minority Reportz: Stand-up Stand-ups

Comedians from various ethnic groups have contributed heavily to America’s mosaic of mirth for more than a century. Starting in the early 1900s, Jewish jesters like the Marx Brothers, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Shecky Greene, Buddy Hackett and Don Rickles kibitzed on U.S. stages and screens. The 1960s saw the rise of African-American comics—Dick Gregory,…

Ed Asner: “My Soul Is Progressive”

Ed Asner has won more Primetime Emmy Awards for performance than any male actor in television history. He earned five for portraying his signature role, the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant—first on the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and then in the spinoff hour-long series Lou Grant—making him the first actor to score…

Ted Rall: Laugh Till You Cry

Ted Rall is a cartoonist, columnist and author with an independent, unique point of view. Skewering sacred cows and the status quo is his specialty. The ink slinger’s slyly subversive wit lampoons the power elite, and his radical departures from mainstream media groupthink court controversy and consternation from both conservatives and liberals. Over the years…