Aaron McGruder

Aaron McGruder

Aaron McGruder is an American writer, producer, and cartoonist best known for writing and drawing 'The Boondocks', a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip about two young African-American brothers, Huey and his younger brother and wannabe gangsta, Riley, from inner-city Chicago now living with their grandfather in a sedate suburb, as well as being the creator, executive producer, and head writer of 'The Boondocks' animated TV series based on his strip. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Aaron McGruder has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1999 Call-In. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2001 with an average of 606 views per program. Most appearances with Tavis Smiley (2). Most common tag: African Americans.

Appearances by Title:c. July 5, 1999 - Present Cartoonist Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • Black Youth and the Media

    Black Youth and the Media

    Professor West and Mr. McGruder talked about minority depictions in the media. Among the topics they addressed were…

  • Free Speech in a Time of War

    Free Speech in a Time of War

    Mr. McGruder, the creator of the comic strip “The Boondocks", discussed free speech and the war on terrorism. "The Boondocks” is a social and political…

  • State of the Black Union 2001, Part 1

    State of the Black Union 2001, Part 1

    In a forum on the state of black America designed to present a public think tank that will analyze the critical challenges…

  • <em>Boondocks</em>


    Mr. McGruder talked about his comic strip “Boondocks.” He discussed how he finds ideas for his strip and took audience…

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