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Al Capp







Al Capp

The popular cartoonist and
humorist was a contentious
and controversial speaker on
college campuses during the
Vietnam War era. He appeared
on The Forum April 1, 1971,
and faced three charges after
an alleged incident following
the lecture. The plea agreement
ended the Nixon administration's
plans for Capp to challenge
Ted Kennedy for the U.S. Senate.

Upton Close  |  radio commentator  |  on the need to defeat Japan  12.3.42
Edward Tomlinson  3.16.43
Sinclair Lewis + Lewis Browne  |  Is the Machine Age Wrecking Civilization?  11.17.43
Stuart Chase  |  on presidential politics  1.25.44
Harry Overstreet  4.25.44
Marquis Childs  10.25.44
Ruth Alexander  |  The Post-War That America Does Not Want  1.24.45
John Mason Brown  |  What We Should Have Learned from the War  10.29.45
Carey McWilliams  |  on racial minorities  2.6.45
Edward Tomlinson  1946–47
John T. Flynn  1947–48
Ellis Arnall  |  on U.S.–Russia relations  1.26.48
John Mason Brown  10.27.48
Bennett Cerf  12.7.48
Norman Cousins  |  Dreaming About the Peace  1.12.49
Ellis M. Zacharias  3.13.50
Roscoe Drummond  |  The State of the World  1951–52
Dorothy Thompson  |  A Return to Individual Responsibility  3.21.56
Edward Tomlinson  10.16.56
Roscoe Drummond  1957–58
Drew Pearson  1958–59
Richard Armour  |  Laughing at Ourselves  1959–60
Harry Golden  |  The American Life and the American Dream  10.24.60
Norman Thomas  |  Problems — National and International  1.4.62
Clarence Manion  |  The Conservative American  5.15.62
Malcolm Muggeridge  |  An Empire On Which the Sun Never Rises  10.12.64
Marquis Childs  |  Washington Calling  2.8.65
Seymour Melman  12.7.66
Richard L. Tobin  |  managing editor of The Saturday Review  |
    History in the Making: The Long View  4.5.67
Nelson W. Trout  |  Facing the Challenge of Urban Unrest  11.5.67
Ralph Nader  |  Corporate Responsibility and Consumer Protection  9.23.70
Al Capp  |  Ask Al Capp  4.1.71
James Whitmore  |  Will Rogers' U.S.A.  12.1.71
Jack Anderson  |  The People's Right to Know  9.20.72
Philip Berrigan  9.10.73
R. Buckminster Fuller  |  A Domeful of Ideas  1.30.74
William F. Buckley, Jr.  |  Some of the Problems of Freedom  11.13.74
John Wooden  |  The Pyramid of Success  9.12.75
Studs Terkel  |  Voices of Laboring America  4.22.76
Paul Harvey  1977–78
Daniel Berrigan + Saul Sorrin  |  with a screening of The Palestinian  11.9.78
Simon Wiesenthal  |  Murderers Among Us  11.13.78
Art Linkletter  1978–79
Meridel Le Sueur  1978–79
Leonard Gambrell + Stephen Gosch + Gabriel Kojoian + Paulis Lazda +
    Howard Lutz + Richard Marcus + Edward Pond  |  UW-Eau Claire faculty  |
    Draft Symposium  2.27.80
Ellen Goodman  |  Can We Have It All?  10.19.81
Andrew M. Greeley  |  The Cardinal Sins: The Human Side of Religion  11.1.82
Richard deGrood + Stephen Gosch + Thomas Jewell + Gabriel Kojoian +
    Nadine St. Louis  |  UW-Eau Claire faculty  |  Humanity in the Shadow of the Bomb
    9.27.83
Mary Borhek  |  author  |  My Son Eric: A Parent's Perspective on Homosexuality
    4.17.84
Roy Birchard  |  pastor and theologian  |  The Bible and Homosexuality  3.20.85
Harold Wilson  |  The View from 10 Downing Street  9.25.85
Matthew Weinstein  |  motivational expert  |  Comic Relief:
    The Healing Power of Laughter and Play  10.10.85
Douglas Fraser  |  America's Workers: Today and Tomorrow  1.28.86
Larry King  |  All in a Night's Work  3.12.86
Mike Farrell  |  An Exchange of Views  3.29.88
Ruth Westheimer  |  Sexually Speaking  11.4.88
William Westmoreland  |  The True History of Vietnam  12.7.88
Noam Chomsky  |  Necessary Illusions: The Manufacture of Consent
    in a Democracy  3.1.89
Garrison Keillor  |  An Evening with Garrison Keillor  10.26.89
Ralph Nader  |  The Battle for Consumer Justice  5.8.91
The Capitol Steps  10.25.91
Molly Ivins  |  Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?  9.23.93
Morton Downey, Jr. + Dave Pallone  |  The Gay Rights Debate  4.26.95
James Finn Garner  |  Politically Incorrect Bedtime Stories  4.16.97
Michael Moore  |  An Evening with Michael Moore  11.25.97
Cornel West  |  The War Against Parents in the Workplace and in Politics
    2.11.99
Andrew Sullivan  |  The Politics of Homosexuality  2.3.00
Jim Hightower  |  Election 2000: A Space Odyssey  9.18.00
Howard Zinn  |  You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train  10.10.00
Helen Caldicott  |  George W. Bush and the Threat of Nuclear War  9.11.01
Ralph Nader  |  World Trade, Globalization and You: Bigger is Not Better  9.24.02
Seymour Hersh  |  Foreign Policy in an Election Year  10.22.02
P.J. O'Rourke  |  The Politics of Worry  9.17.03
Baxter Black  |  Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet: An Evening of
    Cowboy Philosophy  12.5.05
Bob Alper + Azhar Usman  |  One Muslim, One Jew, One Stage  10.16.06
Star Parker  |  Breaking the Cycle of Poverty  2.28.07
Max Brooks  |  Zombie Survival: Preparing for World War Z  10.29.07
Amy Goodman  |  Democracy Now!  4.28.10
Jeremy Scahill  |  Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful
    Mercenary Army  1.9.10
Josh Rushing  |  What's Wrong with American News? And Why It's Your Fault!
    11.30.11
Jamie Tworkowski  |  An Evening with To Write Love on Her Arms  10.19.11
Dave Zirin  |  Not Just a Game: The Political Education of Sports  3.28.12
Ela Gandhi  |  A Peace of My Mind  5.7.13
Jessica Valenti  |  Purity, Sexism and Activism  10.23.13
James Loewen  |  Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your
    American History Textbook Got Wrong
  12.3.13

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