Hanks, Streep to star in Pentagon Papers film
Oscar winners Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg are joining forces for a drama about the fourth estate called “The Post,” which chronicles The Washington Post’s legal battle to publish the classified Pentagon Papers in 1971.
—Reliable Source column in The Washington Post, March 7, 2017
Laurels and more to the New York Times for what may be the story of the decade—the acquisition of the Pentagon papers, the painstaking examination of the documents, the breaking of the story, and the successful court fight to lift the noose of prior government restraint.
A big boo to the continuing biggest bores in town—the sports pages of the Post and Star. If Shirley Povich writes one more predictable, ill-humored column about Bob Short, he ought to be sent down to Pittsfield.
—Capital Comment column in The Washingtonian, August 1971