PBS NewsHour

How the comic strip 'Baldo' blends humor with humanity

Clip: 07/11/2019 | 5m 58s Video has closed captioning.

A newspaper’s comics section often provides a lighthearted escape from serious frontpage headlines. But comic writer Hector Cantú feels a duty to reflect reality in his "Baldo” series, which debuted in 2000. The only nationally syndicated comic strip about a Latino family, its characters have encountered sensitive political issues over the years, such as immigration. John Yang reports.

Aired: 07/11/19

Rating: NR

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