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Pentagon Papers

Pentagon Papers

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  • Season: 2002-2003
  • Network: FX
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Period Piece, Political Piece, True Story, Historical Piece

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Plot Synopsis

In 1971, jaded Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg fed up with the hypocrisy of government leaked to the New York Times a classified study on how policymakers deceived the public about U.S. involvement in Vietnam. After the first installment the government issued a crease and desist order which led to a major Supreme Court decision-- that the press must be allowed a reasonable assurance that it can print actual news. Ellsberg was held for treason but the charges were dropped after a mistrial.

Crew

Production Company:

  • City Ent. IAW FX Networks, Paramount Pictures

Production Type:

  • Independent
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