Daniel Ellsberg: "Secrecy, Freedom and Empire" - Lessons for Today from Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
Premiere Date: 1/20/2003; 99 minutes

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In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg made headlines around the world and became the most important whistle-blower of the 20th Century when he leaked the Pentagon Papers to the national media. This daring act set in motion chain of events that unraveled the Nixon presidency and eventually brought an end to the Vietnam War. At this special event, Daniel Ellsberg will tell his riveting inside story of government conspiracy, and, joined by a panel of noted scholars, will show how the lessons of the Vietnam Era are timely for today. (#7041)

K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 11

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.9 Students analyze U.S. foreign policy since World War II.

3. Trace the origins and geopolitical consequences (foreign and domestic) of the Cold War and containment policy, including the following: The Vietnam War

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