WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, MAY 2: TOUGH SLEDDING
Profile America — Thursday, May 2nd. One of the most influential motion pictures ever made was released this week 72 years ago —"Citizen Kane," starring and directed by Orson Welles. He was already renowned for his 1938 Halloween radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds," when he was just 23 years old. But his lasting legacy is "Citizen Kane," which did not do well financially, although it was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning for best screen play. Many critics now consider it the best American film of all time. When "Citizen Kane" was first screened, 6-out-of-10 Americans went to the movies every week. Today, Americans on average attend 4.3 movies annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 10, 400
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1243
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau