Will Rogers & American Politics
Narrated by national award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis, Will Rogers and American Politics explores the life and political persuasion of Oklahoma's favorite son through the eyes of great Americans such as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Mickey Rooney, Cherokee Chief Chad Smith, comedian Lewis Black and many others. Will's words and musings influence the American political landscape through some of our nation's most difficult times in the 1920s and 1930s and still have a powerful effect on our political system today, but through it all, he remained a simple Oklahoma cowboy with belief in hard work, common sense and a deep connection with the American people.
Program Length: 60 minutes
Production Staff: Dan Schiedel, Executive Producer; Tim Yoder, Producer; Bryan Crain, Producer; Geoffrey O'Gara, Writer.
Production Company: RSU Public Television
Educational Resources: Educational Site
Public Broadcast Release: July 2011
Tags: will rogers, cherokee, politics, the great depression
Product ID: WRGR-11-H