For more than 25 years, Lum & Abner was one of the most popular radio comedies in the country. The show was the creation of two Mena-area natives and University of Arkansas alumni, Chet Lauck and Norris Goff. They became household names and even encouraged a small town in Arkansas to officially change its name. We use the Pryor Center Archives to remember Lum & Abner.
This week's trip through Pryor Center Archives lets us learn more about Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty. He met Bill Clinton in kindergarten and would serve as President Clinton's first chief of staff at the White House.
Horses have been racing at Oaklawn since the early 20th century. This week Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, takes us through some of the innovations at the track with archives from the Pryor Center. We also learn about the time Oaklawn ran out of money.