Monday, February 11, 2019

Video: "Good Grief, Charles Schulz" from February 11, 2000

19 years ago, this thirty minute tribute to Charles Schulz and Peanuts aired on ABC News' Nightline TV show. Cartoonists (like Matt Groening (misspelled "Groenig" in the credits), Bob Mankoff, Cathy Guisewite, Jim Davis), celebrities (Oscar the Grouch, Michael Feinstein, Dr. Alvin Possant), and sports figures (Joe Garagiola, Joe Torre) weigh in on the strip's cultural impact.

The next day, on February 12, 2000, Charles Schulz passed away. And the day after that, the final Peanuts strip was published. It was the end of an era.

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