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‘The Byline’ Podcast

“Is this your beach ball, Charlie Brown?”

These are the debut words of the iconic character Franklin, introduced to the Peanuts comic strip in 1968. Franklin’s debut proved to be a significant step in fiction, as he was one of the first African-American characters in pop culture during the Civil Rights Movement.

Denny Cristales, managing editor of the Signal Tribune, spoke to Sebastian Echeverry, production manager, about his Nov. 23 story featuring Harriet Glickman, who thought of the idea of Franklin.

“The Byline” is a show that gives writers of the Signal Tribune newspaper an opportunity to provide background information about the stories they write.

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‘The Byline’ Podcast