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Stories of the people and events that shaped America.

Matt Roush

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Over two nights (concluding Tuesday), American Experience profiles William Randolph Hearst, a media mogul of the early 20th century. Many might confuse Hearst with his fictional alter ego: Charles Foster Kane, the anti-hero of Orson Welles’ iconic Citizen Kane, the 1941 film that outraged Hearst to such a degree that he banned mention of it in all of his newspapers. Based on David Nasaw’s biography The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, the four-hour documentary traces his colorful, lavish life while revealing his lasting impact on sensational journalism.

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