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):



Fog of War movie:



Fog of War book:



Ben Bagdikian, The New Media Monopoly book


Episode 15: Good Morning Vietnam

This week we examine 1987’s Good Morning Vietnam, starring Robin Williams as Adrian Cronauer, a USAF DJ serving in Vietnam in 1965. This week’s show features clips from the real Adrian Cronauer telling us how it really was. We hope you enjoy it

Adrian Cronauer on accuracy:

Adrian Cronauer on censorship: