American Experience

Part 1 |Citizen Hearst | American Experience

Season 33 Episode 43 | 1h 50m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

William Randolph Hearst builds the nation’s largest media empire by the 1930s. Born into one of America’s wealthiest families, he used his outlets to achieve unprecedented political power, then ran for office himself.

Aired: 09/27/21

Expired: 10/25/21

Rating: NR

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