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Citizen Hearst
In the 1930s, William Randolph Hearst’s media empire included twenty eight newspapers, a movie studio, a syndicated wire service, radio stations and thirteen magazines.  Hearst's influence was everywhere, and he notoriously inspired Orson Welles portrayal in CITIZEN KANE.  An unrivaled media mogul, Hearst was a master of news as sensationalism, shrewdly understanding the value of reaction over reality. Hearst's legacy lives in that unfailing American impulse to fall for the dazzling showman, leaving us blinded to truth in the glare of his sparkle.

"The Hearst story, whether told by Mr. Nasaw, or directors Pollak and Ives, or by Orson Welles, seems endlessly fascinating."

—John Anderson, Wall Street Journal


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DIRECTORS

Stephen Ives & Amanda Pollak


PRODUCERS

Amanda Pollak & Gene Tempest


EDITORS

Josh Melrod & Jota Mun


NARRATOR

Peter Krause


ORIGINAL SCORE

Gary Lionelli


Based on the book The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw


In association with American Experience  



BROADCASTER

PBS American Experience

VIEW AT

PBS

RUN TIME

2 Episodes
01 Hour 53 Minutes


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