William Allen White: What's the Matter With Kansas (DVD)

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Directed by renowned independent filmmaker and KU professor Kevin Willmott and narrated by acclaimed broadcast journalist Bill Kurtis, William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas reintroduces the "Sage of Emporia" to new generations in a society that could benefit from a bit of his prairie wisdom.

At once historical and remarkably timely, the film offers a modern perspective about one of America's most illustrious figures, a journalistic giant who advised presidents and world leaders, befriended the greatest thinkers of his time, and was never shy about tackling the most controversial and complex issues.


Featuring interviews with journalists, historians, authors, family friends, and social commentators including:
  • PBS's Jim Lehrer
  • The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib
  • Author Candice Millard (River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey)
  • Author Thomas Frank (What's the Matter With Kansas?)
  • Author/filmmaker Mark Zwonitzer
  • Biographer Charles Delgadillo
  • Biographer Sally Foreman Griffith
  • Biographer Beverley Olson Buller
Commissioned by The William Allen White Foundation

Running Time: 87 minutes. DVD format

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281000010871B

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Directed by renowned independent filmmaker and KU professor Kevin Willmott and narrated by acclaimed broadcast journalist Bill Kurtis, William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas reintroduces the "Sage of Emporia" to new generations in a society that could benefit from a bit of his prairie wisdom.

At once historical and remarkably timely, the film offers a modern perspective about one of America's most illustrious figures, a journalistic giant who advised presidents and world leaders, befriended the greatest thinkers of his time, and was never shy about tackling the most controversial and complex issues.


Featuring interviews with journalists, historians, authors, family friends, and social commentators including:
  • PBS's Jim Lehrer
  • The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib
  • Author Candice Millard (River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey)
  • Author Thomas Frank (What's the Matter With Kansas?)
  • Author/filmmaker Mark Zwonitzer
  • Biographer Charles Delgadillo
  • Biographer Sally Foreman Griffith
  • Biographer Beverley Olson Buller
Commissioned by The William Allen White Foundation

Running Time: 87 minutes. DVD format

Product ID

281000010871B