America’s Darling: The Story of Jay.N.’Ding’ Darling

On October 23rd, 2012, Simpson’s Iowa History Center hosted the Iowa premiere of America’s Darling: The Story of Jay N. “Dong” Darling at the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines as part of the Wonder of Words Festival.¬† Based on the life and work of longtime Des Moines Register cartoonist ‘Ding’ Darling, an icon in the conservation movement, this documentary focuses on Darling’s pioneering work as a conservationist and cartoonist, including his work that earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and the influence his work had on the American people.

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