- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: January 23, 1998
From a 33-room Minneapolis mansion to the exquisite gardens of Cranbrook house, tour the newsworthy homes of America's media moguls.
The men who dominated American journalism celebrated their wealth with some of the most impressive homes ever built. NEWSPAPER MOGULS takes an up-close look at three mansions built by media giants, from a Swedish-influenced Minneapolis townhouse to the Portland, Oregon home of Henry Pittcock, who started out "barefoot and penniless."
After a long climb to the top of his trade, Pittcock left the trappings of his youth far behind with a splendid French Renaissance mansion boasting modern conveniences like elevators and an intercom. Swan Turnblad, who published the Swedish language Svenska Amerikanska Posten relaxed in his elegant chateau warmed by 11 massive porcelain stoves. With forty acres of beautifully tended gardens and an extensive collection of American arts and crafts, Cranbrook House was a fitting home for the Booths, whose chain of over 40 papers was anchored by the Detroit Evening News.
AMERICA'S CASTLES goes behind the scenes to tell the hidden stories of these stunning homes and the fortunes that built them.