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Special Preview Screening: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Joseph Pulitzer’s New York newspaper, The World, would transform American media and make him wealthy, admired, and feared. Throughout his four decades as a reporter and publisher, he created a powerful artistic vehicle that spoke to an unprecedented number of readers. Pulitzer is an American icon who spoke of “fake news” over 100 years ago. He fought the dangers that the suppression of news had for a democracy long before our present threats to press freedom.  A feature length documentary for PBS’s American Masters.  Following the screening, filmmaker Oren Rudavsky and novelist Nicholson Baker will discuss the film.

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

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