The Post

Title The Post
Names Streep, Meryl.
Hanks, Tom.
Paulson, Sarah.
Spielberg, Steven.
Book Number DVD00561
Title Status Active
Medium DVD Descriptive Video
Annotation Based on the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the infamous "Pentagon Papers" in 1971. When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on the Papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of the Papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance. Menu navigation required.
Local Subject Descriptive Video: Historical Fiction - DVHF
Descriptive Video: Drama - DVD
Descriptive Video: Menu Navigation - DVMN
Descriptive Video: Rated PG-13 - DPG13
Language English
Released 2017
Publication Info 2017
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