Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Lucy and Linus. These names - and the infamous football gag - have become permanently entrenched in public consciousness since Charles Schultz's first "Peanuts" comic strip was published in 1950 in nine U.S. newspapers . By the end of its fifty-year run, the strip ran in over 2,600 newspapers in 71 languages worldwide, and is widely considered to be the most successful syndicated comic strip of all time.
Narrated by Walter Cronkite, this hour-long documentary, originally airing in primetime on CBS, delves into the history of "Peanuts" from the beginning. Featuring interviews with "Peanuts" creator Charles Schultz and "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening. Produced by Mary Murphy.