Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons’ timely docudrama about The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top secret study documenting U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The subsequent trial tested the parameters of the First Amendment, pitting the public’s right to know against the government’s desire for secrecy.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Diane Adair as Meg Greenfield
Bo Foxworth as George Wilson/Eugene Patterson
John Getz as Ben Bagdikian
James Gleason as Murray Marder/Judge Martin Peel
Gregory Harrison as Brian Kelly
John Heard as Ben Bradlee
Raphael Sbarge as Robert Mardian/Ron Ziegler
Russell Soder as Soldier/Darryl Cox/Clerk-Bailiff
Susan Sullivan as Katherine Graham
Peter Van Norden as Fritz Beebe/Dr. Henry Kissinger
Tom Virtue as Dennis Doolin/President Richard Nixon
Geoffrey Wade as General John Mitchell/Chal Roberts/Lamont Vanderhall
Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in March of 2008.