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About the Show

The live multimedia presentation “Harry & Walter: Missouri’s Native Sons,” features actors portraying President Harry Truman and legendary newsman Walter Cronkite.

Video, still photographs and music combine with live performances to recreate many of the key events in the lives of Truman and Cronkite. More than two dozen sources were utilized during the conception and writing of the show. A full bibliography can be found here. The production is supported in part by grants from The City of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Please view the show credits here.

 

Show Times

Free and open to the public
  • Sunday, May 8 - 11:00 a.m.
  • at the Truman Library, 500 W. US Hwy 24, Independence, MO

Ken Remmert

as Harry S. Truman

Ken Remmert is fortunate to stay busy as a professional Equity actor and musician in Kansas City. He has been on stage at Starlight Theater, Musical Theater Heritage, Quality Hill Playhouse, the American Heartland Theater, the Chestnut Fine Arts Center and Western Playhouse. He also serves as director of worship arts at North Cross United Methodist Church in Kansas City.

Jim Korinke

as Walter Cronkite

Jim Korinke has been a professional actor for 42 years and a proud member of The Equity Actors Association for 39 years. He has performed in more than 120 stage productions. He has also appeared in some two dozen feature films and hundreds of commercials for clients like the U.S. Army, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Hy-Vee and Honda, and was the voice of Walmart for four years.

Dr. Robert A. Vartabedian

Playwright and Director

Speaking of his inspiration for the play, Dr. Vartabedian notes, “President Harry Truman and Walter Cronkite had some noteworthy parallels in their storied careers. Among other things, both were native Missourians, had long devoted marital relationships, rose to prominence during World War II and directly and indirectly fought for civil rights. Perhaps their most significant common characteristic was their sense of integrity.”

Contact Us

For information about "Harry & Walter: Missouri's Native Sons" or the Walter Cronkite Memorial please send us a message, visit the Walter Cronkite Memorial website, or call us at (816) 271-4100.

About the Memorial

Visit the Walter Cronkite Memorial website