Weinberg's name shows up in multiple Oliphant cartoons beginning in 1975.  





 

OLIPHANT ON LEADERSHIP -- A WORK-IN-PROGRESS THAT SHOWCASES THE WIDELY-SYNDICATED POLITICAL CARTOONIST PATRICK OLIPHANT, AND HIS ENGAGEMENT WITH JOURNALISM, ART, POLITICS AND MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS. 

Weinberg commissioned Oliphant to design titles and graphics for The Robert MacNeil Report; The MacNeil/Lehrer Report;  Oliphant appeared on many of Weinberg's shows including The Dick Cavett Show;  Listening to America with Bill Moyers, on PBS; America's Election 1996 for NHK,  Japan; and Unraveling of a Candidate for New York Times Television and the Discovery Channel. 


Documentary Filmmaker Howard Weinberg first met Oliphant when President Richard Nixon was about to leave office in 1974.  Oliphant came to the United States from his native Australia in 1964 to draw President Lyndon Johnson. 


Weinberg and Studs Terkel profiled Oliphant, then at The Denver Post, with his friend and fellow cartoonist, Bill Mauldin in a two-part 1975 PBS show: ASSIGNMENT AMERICA: "IF IT'S BIG, HIT IT."  




Oliphant's portrait of Uncle Sam after 9/11


Prescient about the politics and events of his time, Oliphant was described by one reviewer as "one of the few cartoonists in that field who can communicate -- and punish -- with the quality of his art alone."


Howard Weinberg