American Experience

Part 2 |Citizen Hearst | American Experience

Season 33 Episode 44 | 1h 52m 4s | Video has closed captioning.

William Randolph Hearst continued his rise to power and expansion into Hollywood. The model for Citizen Kane, he had a decades-long affair with actress Marion Davies, built an enormous castle at San Simeon, and forever transformed modern media.

Aired: 09/28/21

Expires: 09/26/24

Rating: NR

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