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Daniel Ellsberg talks about how he decided to risk prosecution in order to bring the secrets of the Pentagon Papers to light.

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Daniel Ellsberg talks about what he learned regarding the American war effort in Vietnam when he read the Pentagon Papers.

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Daniel Ellsberg talks about the Gulf of Tonkin incident and President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of war against North Vietnam.

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On September 13, 2010, the New York Times Community Affairs department and POV presented a panel discussion on the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, and the Times. The conversation, featuring Daniel Ellsberg, Max Frankel, former New York Times executive editor, and Adam Liptak, New York Times Supreme Court reporter, was moderated by Jill Abramson, managing editor of The New York Times.

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Ehrlich and Goldsmith talk about the making of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.

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Filmmakers Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith talk about the making of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.

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In 1971, a whistleblower's daring act of conscience led directly to Watergate, President Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

  • Updated on April 17, 2014

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The Most Dangerous Man in America (90 min.)

Premiere Date: October 5, 2010

Encore Broadcast Date: June 7, 2011

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmakers: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: 2011 Encore Broadcast | Fact Sheet | Peabody Award | Updated New York Times/POV Panel Press Release | Critical Acclaim | Oscar Nomination | Emmy Nomination | 2010 Premiere Broadcast | POV Awards Community Engagement Grants

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Judith Ehrlich
Judith Ehrlich
Rick Goldsmith
Rick Goldsmith
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Critical Acclaim

2010 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature”

— The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

A Must-See. Crams a wealth of material into 90 minutes without losing clarity or momentum. … A unique fusion of personal and social drama.”

— Ronnie Scheib,
Variety

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