Joseph Pulitzer Voice of the People
Review by Suzanne Lanoue
I found this to be very fascinating. Like
most Americans, I'd only heard of the Pulitzer Prize, but
not the man it was named after.
Even though I've been
taking classes in mass communications, he is not a figure
that I learned much about. We did learn about yellow
journalism, but I had no idea who he was or that he was
involved with that.
This documentary uses drawings,
paintings, old photos, and video to show us the life of
Joseph Pulitzer, and especially his work. It was important
because of his role in preserving free press in our
democracy. The tale is well told, and it's fascinating.
There are some great bonus features that really flesh it
out even more.
Anyone interested in history or
journalism should watch this.
THIS APRIL PBS DISTRIBUTION RELEASES
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TITLES INCLUDING
“VICTORIA, SEASON 3,” “MASTERPIECE: MRS. WILSON” AND HENRY
LOUIS GATES JR.’S “RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL
WAR” AMONG MANY OTHERS
Programs Available on DVD/Blu-ray and Digital
– March 26, 2019 – This April, PBS Distribution will
be releasing a plethora of new programs on DVD and
digitally, including the critically acclaimed, “VICTORIA, SEASON 3,”
“MRS. WILSON,” the fascinating
AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR,” and the eye-opening “CHARM
Genre: British Drama
A groundbreaking exploration of a
newspaper magnate whose work is largely unknown to wide
audiences, though ironically, the prize he endowed in his
will has become recognizable around the world. Pulitzer’s
personal story is a riveting variation on the American Dream
narrative. Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) arrived in the United
States during the Civil War as a penniless immigrant who
spoke no English and proceeded to create two best-selling
newspapers -and a major fortune. This immigrant was famous
in his own time for the outsized financial success of his
newspapers and his outspoken, cantankerous editorial voice.
From the start of his career as a journalist, Pulitzer
championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free
press in a democracy.
Street Date: April 16, 2019
Run Time: 90 minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: History: Biography
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