Why would a dedicated Cold War strategist throw away his career, his friends and risk life in prison for a chance to help end the Vietnam War? In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading military planner, concluded that America's role in the war was based on decades of lies. He leaked the Pentagon Papers, 7,000 pages of top-secret documents, to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that led to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" is a tale told by Ellsberg with a who's who of Vietnam and Watergate-era figures.
More Full Episodes
StoryCorps Shorts: 1st Squad, 3rd PlatoonStoryCorps Shorts: The Last ViewingStoryCorps Shorts: The Nature of War20/NothingStoryCorps Shorts: A Good ManGood SoilListening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps SpecialStoryCorps Shorts: Making ItStoryCorps Shorts: The Road HomeStoryCorps Shorts: Me and YouStoryCorps Shorts: Marking the DistancexoxosmsGrounded By RealityStoryCorps Shorts: Sundays at Rocco'sSound of VisionStoryCorps Shorts: A Family ManStoryCorps Shorts: Facundo the GreatStoryCorps Shorts: Eyes on the StarsStoryCorps Shorts: To R.P. Salazar, with LoveProject VoiceScape: This Gay and AgeProject VoiceScape: Musical Warrior
Holly is on a mission to get to know more Vermonters, what inspires them, what makes them tick, and to learn how Vermont PBS can better serve. Watch the video...
Original series, specials, documentaries and web shows produced by Vermont PBS