In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. Hailed as a hero, vilified as a traitor, and ostracized by even his closest colleagues, Ellsberg risks life in prison to stop a war he helped plan.
This riveting story of one man's profound change of heart is also a piercing look at the world of government secrecy as revealed by the ultimate insider. Marked by a landmark battle between America's greatest newspapers and its presidentthat goes to the Supreme Courtthis political thriller unravels a saga that leads directly to Watergate, Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.
|Director:||Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith|
|Producer(s):||Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith|
|Cast:||John Dean, Daniel Ellsberg, Patricia Ellsberg, Max Frankel, Egil 'Bud' Krogh, Tony Russo, Hedrick Smith|
|Writer(s):||Lawrence Lerew, Rick Goldsmith, Judith Ehrlich, Michael Chandler|