“All I know is what I read in the papers,” became one of Will Rogers’ trademark quips. And Will used the newspapers to reach millions of Americans.
His witty and profound observations in his regular newspaper columns made Will Rogers a leading journalist of the early twentieth century.
The question often has been posed: Are only the Bible and Shakespeare quoted more often than Will Rogers?
The answer, it would seem, could only come from the affirmative side.
Writing more than 2 million words, equal to 20 novels, Will’s syndicated weekly and daily columns were prized by 600 newspapers and reached a potential audience of 40 million readers. His written words spread wisdom and reflections that remain timely into the twenty-first century.