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POV | The Most Dangerous Man in America | Interview with Daniel & Patricia Ellsberg | PBS

Duration: 06:55
Program: POV #2314
Broadcast Date: Oct. 5, 2010

Daniel and Patricia Ellsberg talk about their participation in the film "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," coming to POV on October 5.

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 7000 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. (90 minutes)

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Post Date: September 29, 2010