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American Experience; Battle over Citizen Kane, The


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American Experience
Battle over Citizen Kane, The
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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In "Citizen Kane," a thinly veiled portrait of one of the most powerful men in America, Orson Welles -- brash, young and a newcomer to Hollywood -- took on mighty newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. The influential publisher marshaled all his resources to suppress Welles' masterpiece. Richard Ben Cramer narrates.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Battle over Citizen Kane, The,” 12/15/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_49C03E99BDB04B9CA3AA5BAEDB8E3D79.
MLA: “American Experience; Battle over Citizen Kane, The.” 12/15/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_49C03E99BDB04B9CA3AA5BAEDB8E3D79>.
APA: American Experience; Battle over Citizen Kane, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_49C03E99BDB04B9CA3AA5BAEDB8E3D79
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