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The Sage of Emporia lives on through his legacy

Emporians celebrate the city's most famous citizen, Saturday. 

The 4th annual William Allen White Legacy Day started at Albert Taylor Hall with a 1944 NBC Radio Cavalcade titled From Emporia Kansas, which William Allen White Community Partnership board member Roger Heineken said was trip back in time.



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William Allen White Foundation at the University of Kansas commissioned an biographical documentary in 2016 to be finished in February 2018. Director Kevin Willmott took a moment to update KVOE on the film's production.



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Patrons of the event got a special preview of the new film with a question and answer session with director Willmott. The film will feature interviews with Emporia residents with personal connections to White, current professionals that have influenced by White, and even a recording of White speaking at the University of Kansas.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 22:18