Pentagon Papers


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Pentagon Papers

Classified documents detailing US involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1968, “leaked” to the press in 1971.
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If Daniel Ellsberg had not handed over the copies of top-secret Pentagon Papers on U.
This time she plays Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham in the true story of the media defying the White House by publishing the Pentagon Papers to uncover the truth about the Vietnam War.
The attorney general of the United States, however, ordered The Times to stop publishing the Pentagon Papers, giving The Post an opportunity to run the story.
The Post is a dramatisation of the publishing of the infamous Pentagon Papers by The Washington Post, and the people who were instrumental in unveiling decades of government lies concerning the Vietnam War.
The film follows Katharine Graham played by Streep who, as the first female publisher of The Washington Post, relies on the help of editor Ben Bradlee essayed by Tom Hanks to catch up with The New York Times to break the story of the classified Pentagon Papers, which expose the US government's lies about the Vietnam War.
It is the story of how The Washington Post came to publish the Pentagon Papers, the highly classified secret documents that showed successive US presidents from Truman to Nixon lying to the people about American policy in Indo-China and the disastrous course of the Vietnam War.
The Post" dramatizes the 1971 battle by American newspapers to publish leaked documents, known as the Pentagon Papers, about the U.
Known as the Pentagon Papers, the then president Richard Nixon demands the documents remain classified and goes to war with the press.
The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and focusing on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, was scheduled to premiere in Beirut on January 18.
The Post isn't the big national paper it later became (via the Pentagon Papers and, of course, Watergate), more a local rag that's a bit too chummy with local politicians; Kay is indeed more hostess than publisher, happy to join the other women in the living-room -- "This is our cue, ladies" -- and talk about fluff while the men stay at the dinner table discussing politics.
The drama tells the story of Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), The Washington Post publisher, and the paper's editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they work to print the Pentagon Papers, having to go through countless obstacles along the way.
In the summer of 1971, the NYT began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret report detailing how the U.