Press: Doonesday

A comic stripped from the Post

They called it Blackout Monday. All over the nation's capital bleary bureaucrats, lobbyists and pols stared over their morning newspapers in sudden shock. A shakeup? A scandal? A sudden outbreak of civility? No, far worse: Doonesbury was missing.

Since 1970 Garry Trudeau's Pulitzer-winning comic strip of political satire, zinging wit and characters resembling real personalities on the national scene had become a daily ritual for readers of the Washington Post. Last month Universal Press Syndicate, which distributes Doonesbury to the Post and 470 other newspapers, merged with the...

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