The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show The Rise of William Randolph Hearst Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/57672/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Find out how William Randolph Hearst became a controversial newspaper magnate and in the process helped shape American journalism. Kenneth Whyte’s new book is The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst.