About Bill Henry

Bill Henry broadcasting the FDR funeral procession, Washington D.C., 1945

Bill Henry (right) broadcasting the FDR funeral procession, Washington D.C., 1945

William Mellors "Bill" Henry (1890-1970) was an American writer and journalist who lived and worked in Los Angeles, California from 1907-1970. Primarily known for his newspaper column, By the Way, which appeared daily in the Los Angeles Times from 1939-1971, he also worked as a news broadcaster for CBS, NBC, and MBS, and authored An Approved History of the Olympic Games (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1948). Graduate of Occidental College (class of 1914), father of three daughters, and Los Angeles civic leader, Henry continued to write for the Times until his death in 1970 at age 80.

This is Bill Henry is a short documentary on Bill Henry, produced for Occidental College in 1971.

I. Introduction
About Bill Henry