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Connections: What is Satire?

Jan 12, 2015

In the wake of the murders at Charlie Hebdo, the world has been talking about satire. What is its value? Why do extremists feel so threatened by it? We sit down with two people who can speak at length about what satire is, what it can do, and more:

  • Elaine Miller, a Pittsford resident who collects and studies political cartoons
  • William Alden, a local cartoonist