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public affairs

Cartoonist Joel Pett

By Bill Goodman | 11/10/13 3:54 PM

Joel Pett has been drawing pictures with words for decades — and he gets a paycheck for it.

As editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Pett has garnered national acclaim for his work, including winning the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 1999 and the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2000.

On One to One, he talks about his career with the Herald-Leader, and his love-hate relationship with readers, power brokers, and politicians.

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In this “After the Show” segment, Pett talks about two of his favorite Kentucky subjects, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul, and he demonstrates how he sketches both men.