Season 8, Episode 6 The Battle Over Citizen Kane

First Aired: January 29, 1996

"The Battle over `Citizen Kane' " chronicles how the fates of director Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst collided after Welles painted a thinly disguised portrait of the publishing magnate in the film "Citizen Kane." Included: Welles' rise in theater and radio; the far-reaching power of Hearst's empire. Richard Ben Cramer narrates.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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