The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show The Rise of William Randolph Hearst Listen 24 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/57672"></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.