Cissy Patterson: The Most Powerful Woman in 20th Century America

MON, DEC 12, 2011 (1:03:06)

"Amanda Smith, the daughter of Jean Kennedy Smith, discusses her recent biography, Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson, with WBUR's political news reporter Fred Thys.

Patterson had an unprecedented career for a woman of her time: without a journalistic background, she successfully became the editor, publisher, and sole proprietor of a big-city newspaper, the Washington Times-Herald."

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