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Joseph Pulitzer

Clip: Season 33 Episode 43 | 1m 18s

Joseph Pulitzer was a newspaper editor and publisher. In 1883 he moved to New York City, where he purchased The New York World. The World became the most popular newspaper at the time, printing a quarter million copies on weekday mornings.

Aired: 09/27/21

Rating: NR

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