The Post | The Curzon Film Podcast
Stop the presses! This week we delve from the headlines to the letters of Steven Spielberg's latest The Post
In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post reported on the Pentagon Papers, government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.
At the time, the Post's Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) was still finding her footing as the country's first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), the paper's volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper.
Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration's unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.
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