The Pentagon Papers Revisited – by Co-Director Rick Goldsmith

I’ve had more than a passing interest in the splash arrival this month of Steven Spielberg’s movie The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, which covers the Washington Post‘s role, in 1971, in publishing the so-called “Pentagon Papers,” a top-secret government study of United States involvement in the then-still-raging Vietnam War.

Judith Ehrlich and I spent four years creating the on-screen story of the man who leaked that Pentagon study to the press, in our 2009 documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. So I’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what this stellar Hollywood team would do with similar events.

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