Aired January 29, 1996
The Battle Over Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane was an American saga about a giant who brings ruin to all, including himself. As fate would have it, it is through this film that both Orson Wells and William Randolph Hearst are remembered today. In telling the tale of these two flawed and fascinating men, The Battle over Citizen Kane also sheds light on the masterpiece over which they fought, the fiction that fuses them both: the enduring film character of Charles Foster Kane.