Part 1 |Citizen Hearst | American Experience
On the evening of February 15, 1898, a massive explosion tore through the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba. The explosion sank the vessel, killed over 260 sailors and shocked the American public. Days later, William Randolph Heart’s newspaper, The New York Journal, ran a sensational headline.
William Randolph Hearst was the first American media mogul.
A noted journalist, Joseph Pulitzer became a newspaper owner at age 25.
Marion Davies was the mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst.
Millicent Hearst was married to the media tycoon William Randolph Hearst.
Watch a preview of Part One of Citizen Hearst.