Today, humor and satire are often preferred to listening to the news. Just take Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher for example. They give a welcome break from all of the seriousness displayed in politics, and they also show everyone how the mainstream media is only out for ratings instead of the story.
Will Rogers had a way of speaking, through his storytelling, that instantly made people smile. His humor gave comfort to the millions of ordinary people that were struggling through the Great Depression.
I have found three videos on You Tube that highlight his life and his philosophizing. He had a folksy wisdom that was recognized by politicians and millions of Americans alike.
Will Rogers – Bacon, Beans, and Limousines
Western Cowboy Star – Will Rogers – Biography
Man of the Year : Will Rogers