Rogers of the Gazette
aired on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS Radio starring Will Rogers Jr.(October 20, 1911–July 9, 1993), son of legendary humorist Will Rogers (1879–1935).
Homespun, slow-spoken Will is the friendly editor of a country newspaper who struggles against the pressures and prejudices of small-town life. He drops gems of wisdom in his razzing voice, perhaps in a questioning manner, of his humorist father.
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Here is a post I did back in May that ties in quiet well.
The Story of Will Rogers
was a 1952 movie biography of humorist and movie star Will Rogers. Starring in the production was Will Rogers, Jr. Jane Wyman.
William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was a Cherokee cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor.
Known as Oklahoma's favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure.
By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people, and was the top-paid movie star in Hollywood at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska Territory.
Below is the original movie trailer, and also the radio version from Hollywood Radio Theater as AFRS called it. But also known as episode 812 of Lux Radio Theater. The radio version has the original stars Will Rogers, Jr. and Jane Wyman.
Kind of interesting to watch the movie trailer, and then listen to the radio version.