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Students go behind the lines on political satire

13 NOVEMBER 2007

A panel of three Canberra secondary students will interview broadcaster John Safran and Canberra cartoonist David Pope about political satire in a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia on Wednesday November 14 at 10am.

The panel will explore a range of topics related to theme of political satire including the history of political satire in Australia, the role of political satire in the media and the exhibition Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons, which opens at the National Museum of Australia in December.

The students set to facilitate the session are Kirrily Howarth, St Francis Xavier College; Samantha Bobba, Lyneham High School and Wil Francis, Belconnen High School.

WHAT: Talkback Classroom: David Pope and John Safran

WHEN: 10am, Wednesday, November 14, 2007

WHERE: Studio, National Museum of Australia

For interviews, images and more information please contact Dennis Grant on 02 6208 5351, 0409 916 481; Caroline Vero on 02 6208 5338, 0438 620 710 or media@nma.gov.au