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Hugh Haynie

Cartoonist Hugh Haynie, archival photo For decades American political cartoonist Hugh Haynie provided Louisville Courier-Journal readers wit and wisdom at the point of pen.

Louisville Life looks at Haynie's affecting art; talks with his son and colleagues; and shares how Haynie's work continues to have a presence in Louisville ten years after his death.

Judges Anne and Smith Haynie Interviews in this segment include Haynie’s son, Hugh Smith Haynie Jr. of Louisville, and Lexington Herald-Leader cartoonist Joel Pett.

He was inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1987.

Artwork by Hugh Haynie Haynie retired in 1995, after nearly four decades with the Courier-Journal. His last original cartoon appeared in the paper on July 25, 1997, and The Encyclopedia of Louisville esitmates his time with the Courier-Journal resulted in more than 8,000 original drawings.

National syndication brought Haynie's work to more than 80 newspapers at one time in his career.

His most popular cartoon was first printed in the Courier-Journal on Christmas Eve 1961. It pictures a man surrounded by wrapped presents, with an image of Christ behind him, contemplating his holiday shopping list and asking, "Now, let's see, have I forgotten anyone?" The cartoon has been published in the Courier-Journal every Christmas Eve since its first appearance and has been published around the world on Christmas cards, in church bulletins and more.

Hugh Haynie died of lung cancer in 1999.

Artwork by Hugh Haynie The entire collection of Hugh Haynie – “Louisville Courier-Journal” – is housed at his alma mater, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. The collection was gifted to the college in the late 1990s and can be viewed online.

Hugh Haynie also studied at the University of Louisville, from which he received an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 1968.

Program 318
A remembrance of political cartoonist Hugh Haynie, a visit to the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell, local tourism tips for your seasonal getaways and more. (#318)