This week on CounterSpin: The Most Dangerous Man in America. That’s how Henry Kissinger described whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who famously leaked a top-secret study of the Vietnam War in 1971 to the New York Times and other news outlets.
The publication resulted in a landmark Supreme Court decision on freedom of the press, increased pressure to end the Vietnam War and was a key factor in the resignation of Richard Nixon. A new film tells that story. This week on a special edition of CounterSpin we’ll talk to Daniel Ellsberg and Rick Goldsmith, co-director of the new film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.