October 7, 2010 3:55 AM Subscribe
posted by IvoShandor (5 comments total)
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On October 5, 2010 PBS' POV
aired The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
. It can be viewed online
through October 27. (alternate vimeo link
Synopsis: In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist, concludes that America’s role in the war is based on decades of lies. He leaks 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that leads directly to Watergate, President Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. Ellsberg and a who’s-who of Vietnam-era movers and shakers give a riveting account of those world-changing events in POV’s The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers by award-winning filmmakers Judith Ehrlich (The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It) and Rick Goldsmith (Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press).
The 90 minute documentary was a 2010 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
*Short Wiki entry
(has a few relevant links within)