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Rogers Helped Popularize Radio With Pointed Humor

Eighty years ago today, the most famous man in America besides Franklin D. Roosevelt died, and in 1935, I'm not sure you needed to add a "besides." Will Rogers was 55. He was flying through Alaska with his friend, the pilot Wiley Post, to mine some material for his newspaper column and radio show when they crashed near Point Barrow. http://goo.gl/0p6w5r #FullNewsAudioAvailable #NPR

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