Yes ,Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.


Read it all at Newseum.org/YesVirginia or, better yet, read along with Chris Mackowski. Listen here.

The original news leader of the Twin Tiers ...
since 1947

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