The Pentagon Papers, The Post, and journalism in 2018
New Hampshire Public Radio - 01/09/2018
With the release of Steven Spielberg’s new movie, The Post, we look back at the battle between the Post and the Nixon Administration over the Pentagon Papers, a secret government study about the Vietnam War that revealed the government’s lies about U.S. involvement in the conflict. The movie focuses on Katherine Graham’s role as publisher of the Washington Post, as well as the constant balance between keeping government secrets classified and the need for transparency in government. We spoke with Northeastern journalism professor Meg Heckman.