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Playwright Jack McManus returns to the podcast this month to discuss one of his favorite Peanuts specials: “Why, Charlie Brown, Why?” from 1990. This first TV special of the 90’s arose out of Schulz’s desire to honestly talk to kids about cancer. One of the Peanuts kids is diagnosed with leukemia and we follow the others as they process this information. It’s a heavy episode. Does it manage to both entertain and inform?
Unfortunately, there were some audio issues that makes Jack hard to hear for a lot of the discussion. Don’t give up, though, it’s good stuff if you just bump up the volume a little. My apologies.