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Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip

10/20/2020 | 53m 57s Video has closed captioning.

Meet the newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television personality who pioneered the fast-paced, gossip driven, politically charged journalism that dominates today. At his peak, his audience reached 50 million: two-thirds of American adults.

Aired: 10/20/20

Expired: 11/17/20

Rating: TV-PG

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