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Oct. 25 - Public invited to hear “Barney Google” creator John Rose and
Virginian-Pilot Editorial Page Editor Dennis Hartig


NORFOLK, Va. - (Oct. 12, 2006) – On Oct. 25 Tidewater Community College presents a nationally renowned cartoonist - who will draw editorial cartoons while lecturing - and a panel discussion on Political Cartoons and their Historical Impact. The event focuses on the theme of First Amendment Freedoms.

Offered by the political science and history departments on TCC’s Norfolk Campus, the free, public event is set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, second floor, room 4232.

Guest lecturer John Rose, a nationally known and celebrated editorial cartoonist, also draws Barney Google and Snuffy Smith and has written several books on cartoons. Rose will have his most recent book, Now This is Where I Draw the Line, available for sale and signing after the event.

Guest panelist Dennis Hartig, The Virginian-Pilot’s editorial page editor, has more than 25 years of experience in Hampton Roads covering public affairs, writing editorial columns and directing daily news coverage. Before being named editorial page editor in 2002 Hartig had served as the Pilot’s managing editor since 1997. For TCC’s panel discussion, he will offer his insights and observations on political cartoons and editorial selections in the Tidewater community.

~ For answers to event questions, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. ~



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit