Hollywood, The Press, and The President

TUE, NOV 28, 2017 (1:09:17)

A new Steven Spielberg film titled The Post, called an "Ode to Journalism" by The New Yorker, takes us back to the the 1971 battle between the Press and the U.S. government over the leaked Pentagon Papers that outline America's involvement in the Viet Nam conflict.

In anticipation of the film, news editors who saw the real drama as it unfolded met recently at Northeastern University to discuss that time in history, how they advised on Spielberg's take, and the legal implications for today's journalists in the ongoing struggle between the media and President Trump.

(Photo: Matt Storin)

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