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Bill Mauldin is probably most famous for his drawing of a weeping President Lincoln after the assassination of JFK. But his legacy and work is much deeper and played a role in shaping how the press covered politicians and generals alike, changing the course of politics and war.

Larry Potash has the backstory.

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