The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg & The Pentagon Papers (2010)


First published at 14:47 UTC on February 4th, 2018.

This superb documentary about The Pentagon Papers (1971) is the best alternative against the politicized 2018 Spielberg production The Post, meant to give Democrats a pretty face. U.S. political system is a systemic mess that brings up the worst people. It spits out honest people. Democrats or Republicans, it doesn't matter. Society is weakening and the corporate elite is becoming richer and gaining power.
People should not let distract them by wrong accents and paradigms. Truth finding is always key. See the much more genuine version of the Pentagon Papers story that shook America.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 5, 2010

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). A co-production of ITVS in association with American Documentary | POV.

CategoryNews & Politics
SensitivityNormal - Content that is suitable for ages 13+