I Only Read it for the Cartoons / George Benson’s Life and Music
September 30, 2014•59 min
Part A: It is considered to be the epitome of single-panel cartooning, The New Yorker cartoonists’ styles and personalities are widely varied. Richard Gehr gives an in-depth look at the personal stories of the magazine’s staff artists, their immense creativity, and some of their funniest cartoons in his book, “I only Read It for the Cartoons.” Part B: Over the length of his magnificent five-decade career, George Benson has performed for millions of people and has written some of the best jazz riffs in music. Benson tells the epic story of his life, music and career in his new autobiography. He also discusses many aspects of his music with host Mike Cuthbert.