American Masters

Joseph Pulitzer's and the Brooklyn Bridge

Clip: Season 33 Episode 5 | 2m 31s

When the Brooklyn Bridge opened, Pulitzer challenged the one-penny pedestrian toll in his paper with a four-column woodcut of the bridge on the front page of the World, and declared: “Let the Bridge Be Free / A Penny Is a Workman’s Lunch.”

Aired: 04/12/19

Rating: NR

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