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After Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate honcho Joseph Medill Patterson gave "Brenda Starr" a trial run in a newspaper supplement -- this despite his own gender bias -- the strip caught on with readers, eventually appearing in hundreds of newspapers as a daily feature by the 1950s.
Sometimes referred to in its time as the second-greatest magazine in the country next to The Saturday Evening Post, Liberty was started in 1924 by Joseph Medill Patterson, founder of The Daily News, and Col. R.bert R. McCormick, the publisher of The Chicago Tribune.
A LITTLE BROTHER OF THE RICH, By Joseph Medill Patterson
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