American Masters

Walter Winchell and the "trial of the century"

Clip: 10/20/2020 | 2m 6s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1932, a child was kidnapped and murdered. It was the son of Charles Lindbergh, an American hero for being the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic. The resulting trial became one of the biggest stories of the century and Walter Winchell showed up every day. But he didn’t just cover the story, he became a part of it, pioneering the blending of news and entertainment that we see to this day.

Aired: 10/20/20

Rating: NR

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