Sep
18
2009

Daniel Ellsberg and Rick Goldsmith on 'The Most Dangerous Man in America'

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The Most Dangerous Man in America

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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.

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--Daniel Ellsberg

--The Most Dangerous Man in America