The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Writer and artist Art Spiegelman is the Pulitzer-prize-winning author of "MAUS." His wife, Francoise Mouly, is art director of The New Yorker Magazine. Together, they have produced a collection of classic and original children’s stories, illustrated by some of today’s leading comics artists. They join Diane to talk about the role the two of them have played in the evolution of comics, by taking a form of children’s entertainment, turning it into an avant-garde art form, and now returning it to a new generation of young readers.
- Francoise Mouly art director for the New Yorker magazine
- Art Spiegelman illustrator, comic artist, and Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "Maus"
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