Gabriel Over The White House

5/14/2018; 33 minutes

Populist rhetoric, the influence of religion in politics, and the role of the media in elections all arise in this conversation about Gregory La Cava's 1933 film Gabriel Over the White House. Carsey-Wolf Center director Patrice Petro and renowned journalist Jeff Greenfield explore the influence of financier William Randolph Hearst on the film's ideology, and the circuitous legacy of this once-popular, then largely-forgotten story of a driven politician who attempts to strong-arm his way through domestic and foreign entanglements.
Recorded on 03/01/2018.
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