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Presidents & Political Cartoons: Perfect Together

Oct 31, 2012

Presidents have always had to face critical reviews in the press, and perhaps no one knew this better than Theodore Roosevelt.

The former president’s mannerisms and look were ripe for ridicule on the editorial cartoon pages of the day.

Thursday on Up to Date, writer and cartoon historian Rick Marschall tells us about how the caricatures affected Roosevelt’s third run for the presidency and his famous foreign policy of “speak softly and carry a big stick.”

HEAR MORE: Rick Marschall speaks about his book Bully! The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt: Illustrated with More than 200 Vintage Political Cartoons this evening at 6:30 at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. a 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here for details. 

Rick Marschall is a writer/editor and comic strip historian, described by Bostonia magazine as "America's foremost authority on pop culture." Marschall has served as an editor for both Marvel and Disney comics, plus several syndicates.