Herblock: The Black & The White — Trailer

source:   hbo.com, herblockmovie.com

added: Fri, Jan 10th '14

Comedians aren't the only ones with a license to poke fun at politicians. And sometimes the best political joke isn't always spoken, but illustrated in a single page cartoon buried in your local newspaper. There is a long history of illustrators who have managed to use their drawing skills to take satirical jabs at the government, and one of the most respected -- and most feared -- editorial cartoonists in America was a straight-shooting Chicago-born satirist name Herbert Lawrence Block, who would frequently sign his page-sized masterpieces with the truncated moniker "Herblock."

"Herblock: The Black & The White" takes a look at the legendary career of this Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrator who made his home at Washington DC's oldest and biggest newspaper "The Washington Post," working there for 55 years until his death in 2001. Featuring interviews with Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Tom Brokaw, Ted Koppel, and Bob Woodward, the documentary is currently slated to premiere on HBO this month, Monday, January 27th. Details on the upcoming broadcast can be found on HBO's website at www.hbo.com.

synopsis:
Herbert Block's career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon's resignation. Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the witnesses to Block's life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this inviting documentary. (via tribecafilm.com)

 

directed by   Michael Stevens

starring   Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Tom Brokaw, Ted Koppel, Bob Woodward, Jules Feiffer, Carl Bernstein, Thomas Friedman, Gwen Ifill, Bob Schieffer, Ben Bradlee

release date   January 27, 2014 (on HBO)

 
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