William Randolph Hearst, America’s first media mogul who died 70 years ago, still influences media today.
“He was this tremendous force that transformed America’s media landscape,” said Stephen Ives, a writer-director on PBS’ “Citizen Hearst” documentary premiering 9 p.m. Monday on American Experience on WCET-TV, Dayton’s WPTD-TV, Covington’s WCVN-TV and KET.
Ives was interviewed last week by Cincinnati Edition host Michael Monks about the four-hour documentary airing 9 p.m. today and Tuesday. (Listen to their full conversation by clicking the play button above the image.)
Hearst was 24 when he took over the San Francisco Examiner in 1887, which his father acquired as payment of a gambling debt. Soon after, he bought the New York J…
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