Williamsburg Regional Library

American experience, author, Gene Tempest, Stephen Ives ; director, Amanda Pollak, Stephen Ives ; producer, Amanda Pollak, Gene Tempest

Label
American experience, author, Gene Tempest, Stephen Ives ; director, Amanda Pollak, Stephen Ives ; producer, Amanda Pollak, Gene Tempest
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Rating: TVPG
Main title
American experience
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
1269269699
Responsibility statement
author, Gene Tempest, Stephen Ives ; director, Amanda Pollak, Stephen Ives ; producer, Amanda Pollak, Gene Tempest
Runtime
240
Summary
In the 1930s, William Randolph Hearst's media empire included 28 newspapers, a movie studio, a syndicated wire service, radio stations and 13 magazines. Nearly one in four American families read a Hearst publication. His newspapers were so influential that Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Winston Churchill all wrote for him. The first practitioner of what is now known as 'synergy,' Hearst used his media stronghold to achieve unprecedented political power, then ran for office himself. After serving two terms in Congress, he came in second in the balloting for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1904. Perhaps best known as the inspiration for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and his lavish castle in San Simeon, Hearst died in 1951 at the age of 88, having transformed the media₂]'s role in American life and politics
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
resource.variantTitle
Citizen Hearst
Classification
resource.filmdirector
resource.filmproducer
resource.screenwriter
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