William Allen White

Among the real-life American editors portrayed in Cavalcade of America episodes, William Allen White may be second to Horace Greeley in inspiring fictional works.

Rogers of the Gazette” certainly has echoes of White, as does the college professor’s venerated father in the movie “Teacher’s Pet.”

“From Emporia Kansas” was the title of the 1944 Cavalcade of America biographical drama about White, setting scenes for some of his best-known editorials.

The William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas has plenty of information about the editor himself.

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