Was Andy Rooney in­vited?

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What’s the lit­tle pen­guin down in the corner of the panel go­ing to say about this one? Po­lit­i­cal car­toon­ist Pa­trick Oliphant, cre­ator of the diminu­tive but al­ways per­spi­ca­cious ob­server, shares a stage with

60 Min­utes cor­re­spon­dent Morley Safer, at 6 p.m. Tues­day, Aug. 17. “My Life in Art: Talk and Draw,” which is part of SITE Santa Fe’s 2010 Art & Cul­ture se­ries and is cospon­sored by Ge­bert Con­tem­po­rary, takes place at SITE, 1606 Paseo de Per­alta.

Oliphant grew up in Ade­laide, Aus­tralia, and shot to the top of his genre soon af­ter mov­ing to the United States in 1964. He started at

The Den­ver Post, and by 1965 his in­ci­sive car­toons had been syndi­cated na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. Two years later, they brought him a Pulitzer Prize. His work has been col­lected in dozens of books, in­clud­ing Oliphant’s Pres­i­dents: Twenty-Five Years of Car­i­ca­ture. The part­time Santa Fe res­i­dent also works in print­mak­ing and sculp­ture.

Safer was born in Toronto and worked for the Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion be­fore join­ing CBS News in 1964. He opened the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s bureau in Saigon dur­ing the Viet­nam War and then headed its London bureau for three years. He has been with 60 Min­utes for four decades. The awards he has gar­nered in­clude 12 Em­mys and the 2009 Fred Friendly First Amend­ment Award from Quin­nip­iac Uni­ver­sity, Ham­den, Con­necti­cut.

Tick­ets are $10, $5 for stu­dents and se­niors. For de­tails, call SITE Santa Fe, 989-1199.

More than 60 min­utes of fame: Morley Safter, left, and Pa­trick Oliphant

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