Episode 38: The Post

Episode 38: The Post. This week we examine the 2017 movie covering the events surrounding the publication of a secret US report on the Vietnam War, first by the New York Times and then, the focus of this movie, the Washington Post. Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham, owner and publisher of The Post ably supported by Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the Post’s Executive Editor. With the current political climate in the US with a belligerent President attacking many of the established news media outlets, it is a timely reminder of the last time a President tried to muzzle the newshounds.

Pentagon Papers (National Archive):

https://www.archives.gov/research/pentagon-papers

 

Fog of War movie:

https://www.amazon.com/Fog-War-Robert-McNamara/dp/B0001L3LUE/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1536119187&sr=8-7&keywords=the+fog+of+war

 

Fog of War book:

https://www.amazon.com/Fog-War-Lessons-Robert-McNamara/dp/0742542211/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1536119187&sr=8-6&keywords=the+fog+of+war

 

Ben Bagdikian, The New Media Monopoly book

https://www.amazon.com/New-Media-Monopoly-Completely-Chapters-ebook/dp/B00AGV8Y7O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536121876&sr=8-1&keywords=ben+bagdikian+media+monopoly

Author: History by Hollywood

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