The inside story of the Washington Post's first female publisher and her hard-driving editor and their decision to publish a secret history of the Viet Nam war. Katharine Graham and Ben [...]
The inside story of the Washington Post‘s first female publisher and her hard-driving editor and their decision to publish a secret history of the Viet Nam war. Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee challenged the government in a high-stakes battle over freedom of the press.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
Writers: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars
116 minutes; Rated PG-13
Co-sponsored with Foothills Forum and RAAC
In lieu of ticket sales for this event, we will collect donations for the nonprofit organization, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
A discussion following the movie will feature two local luminaries.
Jay Ward Brown, an eminent First Amendment lawyer, has defended organizations in delivering news to the public and litigated privacy and access issues from around the country, all the way to the Supreme Court.
Andy Alexander, former ombudsman for The Washington Post and Washington Bureau Chief for Cox Newspapers, is a nationally respected expert in the public’s right to know and dangers of government secrecy.
(Friday) 7:00 pm
Little Washington Theatre
291 Gay Street Washington, VA 22747