This weekend’s radio show “Off-Ramp”, on the acclaimed Southern California public radio station KPCC, has a piece where they talk to Harriet Glickman, the woman inspired Schulz to add racially integrate the strip, along with Ken Kelly, who helped her on the campaign. But don’t hop in the car now to spend the next two days driving on down to Southern California so that you can listen to it, because it’s already up on the web!
Ah, the things you stumble on when looking for someone else. Apparently, someone’s written a stage play on Schulz’s life, and they staged it last month in Rhode Island. There’s a review of The Man Who Saw Snoopy here.
Here is some NPR coverage of this being the 50th consecutive year of airing A Charlie Brown Christmas. They have Jeannie Schulz and Lee Mendelson and some archival material of Schulz himself. The special airs tonight, the first of its two airings this year.
The Peanuts book editor who is deserving a little extra bonus right about now is whoever said, for this year’s April re-release of Peanuts Guide to Life, “hey, that first edition had a foreword by Bill Cosby, and he’s still popular and all, but maybe we should replace that with one by someone new.”
For folks with subscriptions to HuluPlus, the first two Peanuts films, A Boy Named Charlie Brown and Snoopy Come Home, are now available for viewing on that service.
As for the other two movies, they’re both apparently coming out on DVD in the coming year. TVShowsOnDVD.com notes that Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown is due in February, and Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back) in October. (The first two films are already available in this handy two-pack, of course!)