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Walt Disney's Love Affair With Marceline

He only spent four years of his childhood there, but Walt Disney always held Marceline, Missouri close to his heart. On this edition of Up To Date, we learn why the north-central  Missouri  town had such an impact on the entertainment mogul's life. 


  • Neal Gabler is the author of Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. He will also appear in the upcoming PBS documentary, Walt Disney, which will air on American Experience Sept. 14 and 15.
  • Kaye Malins is the executive director of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline.


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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.