Des Moines will honor Jay N. ‘Ding’ Darling – the twice Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register. Ding died 50 years ago and is being remembered for his cartooning as well as his environmental activism. Ding helped form the National Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Management Institute.
On October 23, a new documentary will premier about his life. It’s entitled “America’s Darling: The Story of Jay N. ‘Ding’ Darling” and will be shown at the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines.