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

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Monday, December 12, 2011

"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*."