1 00:00:50,490 --> 00:00:55,490 Downloaded from xPau.se 2 00:00:59,781 --> 00:01:02,284 (HELICOPTER WHIRRING) 3 00:01:07,188 --> 00:01:12,493 ♪ Well, take me back down where cool water flow, yeh 4 00:01:12,495 --> 00:01:15,630 (OVERLAPPING CHATTER) 5 00:01:15,632 --> 00:01:18,098 ♪ Let me remember things I love 6 00:01:18,100 --> 00:01:20,001 Dan. Your rifle. 7 00:01:20,003 --> 00:01:21,502 SOLDIER: All right, do them all. 8 00:01:21,504 --> 00:01:22,735 First and second squad, too. 9 00:01:22,737 --> 00:01:25,909 ♪ Stoppin' at the log where catfish bite 10 00:01:26,909 --> 00:01:28,475 Who's the longhair? 11 00:01:28,477 --> 00:01:32,612 That's Ellsberg. Works for Lansdale at the embassy. 12 00:01:32,614 --> 00:01:34,149 He's observing. 13 00:01:36,218 --> 00:01:39,756 ♪ I can hear the bull frog callin' me 14 00:01:42,992 --> 00:01:46,960 ♪ Wonder if my rope's still hangin' to the tree 15 00:01:46,962 --> 00:01:48,061 PLATOON LEADER: Let's move out. 16 00:01:48,063 --> 00:01:50,196 SOLDIER: Let's go. Moving out. 17 00:01:50,198 --> 00:01:53,434 ♪ Love to kick my feet way down the shallow water 18 00:01:53,436 --> 00:01:56,803 ♪ Shoe fly, dragon fly, get back to your mother 19 00:01:56,805 --> 00:01:58,906 I'll take good care of it. 20 00:01:58,908 --> 00:02:01,076 ♪ Skip it across Green River ♪ 21 00:02:09,752 --> 00:02:11,955 (INSECTS TRILLING) 22 00:02:44,920 --> 00:02:47,189 - (GUNFIRE) - (MEN SHOUTING) 23 00:02:56,866 --> 00:02:58,468 (GROANING) 24 00:03:09,044 --> 00:03:12,179 Bravo 27, this is Kilo 4 Tango. 25 00:03:12,181 --> 00:03:13,283 (GRUNTS) 26 00:03:19,788 --> 00:03:23,927 Fire mission. Grid 298471. 27 00:03:25,093 --> 00:03:27,197 - (GROANS) - DANIEL: Lay down. 28 00:03:33,802 --> 00:03:36,271 (INDISTINCT CHATTER) 29 00:03:39,141 --> 00:03:41,608 Just hang in there, buddy. They're gonna fix you up. 30 00:03:41,610 --> 00:03:43,012 (SOLDIER GROANING) 31 00:03:58,193 --> 00:03:59,562 MAN: Dan? 32 00:04:01,663 --> 00:04:03,233 Dan? 33 00:04:04,500 --> 00:04:06,299 Dan! 34 00:04:06,301 --> 00:04:09,438 Secretary would like a word. You wanna follow me? 35 00:04:15,243 --> 00:04:17,477 ROBERT: Well, you can say what you want to the President. 36 00:04:17,479 --> 00:04:19,813 I've read every one of Ellsberg's reports... 37 00:04:19,815 --> 00:04:22,649 and I'm telling you, it's just not the case. 38 00:04:22,651 --> 00:04:24,120 Dan, you know Mr. Komer. 39 00:04:25,288 --> 00:04:27,187 He's been discussing the war with the President... 40 00:04:27,189 --> 00:04:28,688 and, well, his sense is that we've made 41 00:04:28,690 --> 00:04:30,123 real progress over the past year... 42 00:04:30,125 --> 00:04:31,724 but I've been doing my own review, and it seems to me... 43 00:04:31,726 --> 00:04:33,159 that things have gotten worse. 44 00:04:33,161 --> 00:04:34,260 But neither of us have been in the field. 45 00:04:34,262 --> 00:04:35,495 You have, you're the one who knows. 46 00:04:35,497 --> 00:04:37,731 So, what do you say? 47 00:04:37,733 --> 00:04:39,636 Are things better or worse? 48 00:04:41,170 --> 00:04:42,836 Well, Mr. Secretary... 49 00:04:42,838 --> 00:04:45,938 what I'm most impressed by is how much things are the same. 50 00:04:45,940 --> 00:04:48,310 You see, that's exactly what I'm saying. 51 00:04:49,978 --> 00:04:51,245 We put another hundred thousand troops 52 00:04:51,247 --> 00:04:53,113 into the field, things are no better. 53 00:04:53,115 --> 00:04:55,585 To me, that means things are actually worse. 54 00:04:57,987 --> 00:04:59,389 Thank you, Dan. 55 00:05:02,458 --> 00:05:04,227 - MAN: Mr. Secretary! - (REPORTERS CLAMORING) 56 00:05:04,761 --> 00:05:06,629 Mr. Secretary! Sir! 57 00:05:07,730 --> 00:05:10,831 ANDREWS: How was your trip, sir? Sir. 58 00:05:10,833 --> 00:05:12,166 Good afternoon, gentlemen. 59 00:05:12,168 --> 00:05:13,933 I don't have any prepared remarks... 60 00:05:13,935 --> 00:05:16,168 but I'd be very happy to take your questions one at a time. 61 00:05:16,170 --> 00:05:17,872 - Jim. - Mr. Secretary... 62 00:05:17,874 --> 00:05:19,272 I'm wondering if the trip left you 63 00:05:19,274 --> 00:05:20,707 optimistic or pessimistic... 64 00:05:20,709 --> 00:05:23,144 about our prospects in this war and our ability to win it. 65 00:05:23,146 --> 00:05:25,346 He asked whether I was optimistic or pessimistic. 66 00:05:25,348 --> 00:05:26,880 Today, I can tell you that military progress 67 00:05:26,882 --> 00:05:28,048 over the past 12 months... 68 00:05:28,050 --> 00:05:29,517 has exceeded our expectations. 69 00:05:29,519 --> 00:05:32,185 We're very encouraged by what we're seeing in Vietnam. 70 00:05:32,187 --> 00:05:34,353 In every respect, we're making progress. 71 00:05:34,355 --> 00:05:36,022 And I'm especially pleased to have had 72 00:05:36,024 --> 00:05:37,591 Bob Komer along for the trip. 73 00:05:37,593 --> 00:05:38,625 So he could see for himself 74 00:05:38,627 --> 00:05:40,260 that we've been showing great improvement... 75 00:05:40,262 --> 00:05:42,128 in every dimension of the war effort. 76 00:05:42,130 --> 00:05:44,132 (REPORTERS CLAMORING) 77 00:05:45,733 --> 00:05:47,069 Derek. 78 00:06:19,968 --> 00:06:21,504 (INHALES SHARPLY) 79 00:06:32,514 --> 00:06:33,615 (DRAWER SLAMS SHUT) 80 00:06:55,071 --> 00:06:56,303 Good night, Dan. 81 00:06:56,305 --> 00:06:58,507 - Good night, Dan. - Night, guys. 82 00:07:03,812 --> 00:07:04,813 You okay, Dan? 83 00:07:07,115 --> 00:07:09,716 Yeah. Yeah, thought I'd forgot something. 84 00:07:09,718 --> 00:07:10,819 I didn't. 85 00:07:18,293 --> 00:07:20,062 Next left on Melrose. 86 00:08:27,730 --> 00:08:30,029 TRUMAN: We have committed ourselves to the cause... 87 00:08:30,031 --> 00:08:31,964 of a just and peaceful world order 88 00:08:31,966 --> 00:08:34,133 through the United Nations. 89 00:08:34,135 --> 00:08:36,236 DANIEL: "May 3rd, 1950. 90 00:08:36,238 --> 00:08:38,204 "President Truman approved $10 million 91 00:08:38,206 --> 00:08:40,143 "in military aid to Indochina." 92 00:08:46,748 --> 00:08:48,382 DWIGHT EISENHOWER: America's leadership 93 00:08:48,384 --> 00:08:49,849 and prestige depend... 94 00:08:49,851 --> 00:08:54,220 on how we use our power in the interests of world peace. 95 00:08:54,222 --> 00:08:56,156 DANIEL: "I feel concerned about paragraph six... 96 00:08:56,158 --> 00:08:57,590 "which gives authority to control 97 00:08:57,592 --> 00:08:59,528 "general elections in Vietnam." 98 00:09:01,763 --> 00:09:04,064 JOHN F. KENNEDY: The United States, as the world knows, 99 00:09:04,066 --> 00:09:06,369 will never start a war. 100 00:09:07,135 --> 00:09:09,169 DANIEL: "May 11th, 1961. 101 00:09:09,171 --> 00:09:10,436 "President Kennedy orders 102 00:09:10,438 --> 00:09:12,039 "a full examination by the Defense Department... 103 00:09:12,041 --> 00:09:15,411 "of a possible commitment of U.S. forces to Vietnam." 104 00:09:19,480 --> 00:09:22,648 LYNDON JOHNSON: We are not about to send American boys... 105 00:09:22,650 --> 00:09:25,786 9 or 10,000 miles away from home... 106 00:09:25,788 --> 00:09:29,888 to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves. 107 00:09:29,890 --> 00:09:32,392 "President Johnson chose to reaffirm the Kennedy policies. 108 00:09:32,394 --> 00:09:34,228 "Military operations should be initiated 109 00:09:34,230 --> 00:09:36,264 "under close political control." 110 00:10:03,591 --> 00:10:04,759 (GASPS) 111 00:10:09,163 --> 00:10:10,432 (SIGHS) 112 00:10:14,403 --> 00:10:15,705 (SIGHS HEAVILY) 113 00:10:22,211 --> 00:10:24,344 KAY: (STUTTERING) Can we just do the numbers 114 00:10:24,346 --> 00:10:25,780 just one more time? 115 00:10:26,815 --> 00:10:28,982 The company's selling how many shares? 116 00:10:28,984 --> 00:10:31,550 KAY: 1.35 million shares. 117 00:10:31,552 --> 00:10:33,520 And the price range is? 118 00:10:33,522 --> 00:10:37,056 Between $24.50 and $27 per share. 119 00:10:37,058 --> 00:10:38,993 Not exactly a huge difference. 120 00:10:38,995 --> 00:10:41,127 For them. But, you know, the bankers 121 00:10:41,129 --> 00:10:42,661 always do fiddle with the prices. 122 00:10:42,663 --> 00:10:46,331 But for us, that's over $3 million... 123 00:10:46,333 --> 00:10:49,236 and that represents over five years' salary 124 00:10:49,238 --> 00:10:51,137 for 25 good reporters. 125 00:10:51,139 --> 00:10:53,440 Good. But why spend in the newsroom? 126 00:10:53,442 --> 00:10:55,007 You're far less profitable 127 00:10:55,009 --> 00:10:56,977 than Gannett or Knight or Ridder. 128 00:10:56,979 --> 00:10:58,411 Gannett and Knight and Ridder 129 00:10:58,413 --> 00:11:01,381 own monopoly papers in smaller cities. 130 00:11:01,383 --> 00:11:04,117 And our readers are leaders, you know. 131 00:11:04,119 --> 00:11:05,618 They're educated. They demand more. 132 00:11:05,620 --> 00:11:09,658 That's why we invest in really good reporters. 133 00:11:10,292 --> 00:11:11,358 And so... 134 00:11:11,360 --> 00:11:14,060 Because quality and profitability 135 00:11:14,062 --> 00:11:16,128 do go hand in hand. 136 00:11:16,130 --> 00:11:17,229 (SIGHS) 137 00:11:17,231 --> 00:11:18,498 - See? - Yeah. 138 00:11:18,500 --> 00:11:20,900 - You know all this already. - (LAUGHS) Oh, gosh! 139 00:11:20,902 --> 00:11:21,868 I don't know if I do. 140 00:11:21,870 --> 00:11:23,436 - I should get to breakfast. - Yeah. 141 00:11:23,438 --> 00:11:25,137 We don't want Paul or Arthur too antsy this afternoon. 142 00:11:25,139 --> 00:11:26,339 No. 143 00:11:26,341 --> 00:11:28,175 Good luck. 144 00:11:28,177 --> 00:11:29,812 - And thank you, Fritz. - Mmm-hmm. 145 00:11:31,312 --> 00:11:33,046 - See you downtown. - I'll see you. 146 00:11:33,048 --> 00:11:34,714 You think this is really necessary? 147 00:11:34,716 --> 00:11:35,916 Oh, God, yes. 148 00:11:35,918 --> 00:11:39,486 Darling, you should hear how they talk at these meetings. 149 00:11:39,488 --> 00:11:41,155 It's as if it's in a foreign language. 150 00:11:41,157 --> 00:11:43,459 No, I meant taking the company public. 151 00:11:48,529 --> 00:11:52,031 It seems we are cash poor. 152 00:11:52,033 --> 00:11:53,532 You know, barely solvent. 153 00:11:53,534 --> 00:11:55,201 That's the newspaper business. 154 00:11:55,203 --> 00:11:56,603 That's our newspaper business... 155 00:11:56,605 --> 00:11:58,204 and we need the public offering 156 00:11:58,206 --> 00:12:00,406 to stay in business and to continue to grow. 157 00:12:00,408 --> 00:12:01,708 That's what Fritz says. 158 00:12:01,710 --> 00:12:03,509 And he also says that the family 159 00:12:03,511 --> 00:12:05,747 can maintain control if we... 160 00:12:07,015 --> 00:12:08,848 Anyway, I'm just not sure your grandfather... 161 00:12:08,850 --> 00:12:11,184 would have wanted us to give up any control at all. 162 00:12:11,186 --> 00:12:12,588 (PHONE RINGS) 163 00:12:14,456 --> 00:12:16,489 - Hello? - WOMAN: Mrs. Graham? 164 00:12:16,491 --> 00:12:18,425 Yes? This is she. 165 00:12:18,427 --> 00:12:20,995 Please hold for the Chief of Staff. 166 00:12:21,929 --> 00:12:22,931 Who is it? 167 00:12:23,932 --> 00:12:25,598 Haldeman. 168 00:12:25,600 --> 00:12:26,999 HALDEMAN: Mrs. Graham, Bob Haldeman. 169 00:12:27,001 --> 00:12:28,533 Yes, hello. 170 00:12:28,535 --> 00:12:31,637 We've got a bit of an issue over here. 171 00:12:31,639 --> 00:12:33,305 Oh? 172 00:12:33,307 --> 00:12:34,674 MAN 1: Well, that makes perfect sense. 173 00:12:34,676 --> 00:12:36,242 Do you agree with that? 174 00:12:36,244 --> 00:12:38,210 MAN 2: Without a doubt. 175 00:12:38,212 --> 00:12:40,115 (CHATTERING CONTINUES) 176 00:12:41,850 --> 00:12:43,085 (BREATHING HEAVILY) 177 00:12:45,086 --> 00:12:46,522 Oh, Jesus. 178 00:12:47,756 --> 00:12:49,454 I'm so sorry. 179 00:12:49,456 --> 00:12:51,124 - Sorry, sorry, sorry. - Good morning. 180 00:12:51,126 --> 00:12:56,228 So late. I had to get all this stuff together... 181 00:12:56,230 --> 00:12:58,331 and then I had an unexpected call. 182 00:12:58,333 --> 00:13:01,233 Well, what is with the suitcase? 183 00:13:01,235 --> 00:13:04,371 Ben, I told you, this is the day. 184 00:13:04,373 --> 00:13:05,772 We're meeting with the bankers today. 185 00:13:05,774 --> 00:13:08,340 - Oh, yes. Right, right. - You know this. 186 00:13:08,342 --> 00:13:10,042 I bet you every dollar in my wallet 187 00:13:10,044 --> 00:13:11,176 that you are the only person... 188 00:13:11,178 --> 00:13:13,613 in that boardroom who's read through all that nonsense. 189 00:13:13,615 --> 00:13:16,348 (LAUGHS) I'm probably the only one who needs to. 190 00:13:16,350 --> 00:13:19,185 What do you think of Neil Sheehan? 191 00:13:19,187 --> 00:13:21,186 Oh, gosh, his coverage of Vietnam 192 00:13:21,188 --> 00:13:22,922 is just absolutely marvelous. 193 00:13:22,924 --> 00:13:24,056 Why? 194 00:13:24,058 --> 00:13:26,493 You thinking of trying to steal him from The Times? 195 00:13:26,495 --> 00:13:27,993 I'm not sure we can afford him. 196 00:13:27,995 --> 00:13:31,198 He... He hasn't had a piece in three months. 197 00:13:31,200 --> 00:13:32,565 Oh? 198 00:13:32,567 --> 00:13:34,667 Do you think he's onto something? 199 00:13:34,669 --> 00:13:36,936 Well, I saw Abe at a dinner party last week 200 00:13:36,938 --> 00:13:40,540 and he was looking mighty, mighty smug. 201 00:13:40,542 --> 00:13:43,042 Doesn't he always? (CHUCKLES) 202 00:13:43,044 --> 00:13:44,177 So who was it? 203 00:13:44,179 --> 00:13:45,311 Who was what? 204 00:13:45,313 --> 00:13:47,446 Your unexpected call. 205 00:13:47,448 --> 00:13:50,517 (GASPS) Oh, I buried the lede. 206 00:13:50,519 --> 00:13:52,451 The White House. 207 00:13:52,453 --> 00:13:54,421 - Haldeman rang. - Yeah? 208 00:13:54,423 --> 00:13:56,623 It seems the President has decided 209 00:13:56,625 --> 00:13:58,492 not to provide Judith... 210 00:13:58,494 --> 00:14:00,560 with credentials to cover the Nixon wedding. 211 00:14:00,562 --> 00:14:02,594 - Jesus Christ. - Yeah. 212 00:14:02,596 --> 00:14:04,830 They said we could send another reporter. 213 00:14:04,832 --> 00:14:07,499 - Oh, yeah? Can't believe that. - (SIGHS) 214 00:14:07,501 --> 00:14:09,234 I know, I know. 215 00:14:09,236 --> 00:14:10,603 - But... - But what? 216 00:14:10,605 --> 00:14:11,838 I'm not sure I entirely blame 217 00:14:11,840 --> 00:14:13,706 the President on this one, Ben. 218 00:14:13,708 --> 00:14:14,907 No? 219 00:14:14,909 --> 00:14:16,877 Would you want Judith to cover your daughter's wedding? 220 00:14:16,879 --> 00:14:18,578 Well, my daughter's only 10 years old... 221 00:14:18,580 --> 00:14:20,313 I think she burned her bridges 222 00:14:20,315 --> 00:14:22,416 when she crashed Julie's reception. 223 00:14:22,418 --> 00:14:24,017 - They're being punitive. - Her pen is so sharp. 224 00:14:24,019 --> 00:14:25,419 - Of course it's punitive. - This is punitive. 225 00:14:25,421 --> 00:14:27,686 Of course it's punitive. 226 00:14:27,688 --> 00:14:31,690 She compared Tricia Nixon to a vanilla ice cream cone. 227 00:14:31,692 --> 00:14:34,026 - (LAUGHS) Yeah, she did. - Yeah. 228 00:14:34,028 --> 00:14:35,862 I mean, why would her father want Judy 229 00:14:35,864 --> 00:14:37,430 to cover his daughter's wedding? 230 00:14:37,432 --> 00:14:38,931 Oh, come on. 231 00:14:38,933 --> 00:14:40,233 I just... 232 00:14:40,235 --> 00:14:43,869 Are you sure we're striking the right tone here, Ben? 233 00:14:43,871 --> 00:14:45,271 Oh, we're gonna do this again? 234 00:14:45,273 --> 00:14:47,239 No. Uh, the New Style section. 235 00:14:47,241 --> 00:14:50,709 Sometimes that stiletto party coverage can be a little mean. 236 00:14:50,711 --> 00:14:52,679 I'm handling it. I'm looking for a new editor. 237 00:14:52,681 --> 00:14:53,979 Yes, are you? Because I know 238 00:14:53,981 --> 00:14:56,449 I've talked to you about this before. 239 00:14:56,451 --> 00:14:59,986 You are losing female readership, you know. 240 00:14:59,988 --> 00:15:01,653 And I think you might want to focus more 241 00:15:01,655 --> 00:15:02,789 on what women read... 242 00:15:02,791 --> 00:15:05,761 Katharine, keep your finger outta my eye. 243 00:15:12,634 --> 00:15:14,033 You... (INHALES) 244 00:15:14,035 --> 00:15:15,837 (HUMMING) 245 00:15:16,971 --> 00:15:19,071 These breakfasts were your idea, you know. 246 00:15:19,073 --> 00:15:22,642 Yes. And you are the publisher and you are my boss. 247 00:15:22,644 --> 00:15:24,411 And I, uh... I value the input, 248 00:15:24,413 --> 00:15:26,646 but I... I heard you the first three times. 249 00:15:26,648 --> 00:15:29,449 You know, I just think there might be another way... 250 00:15:29,451 --> 00:15:31,685 that we could cool it with the White House. 251 00:15:31,687 --> 00:15:34,887 Maybe we could just send somebody else, you know... 252 00:15:34,889 --> 00:15:37,556 Nope, nope. Nope. I'm not gonna send another reporter. 253 00:15:37,558 --> 00:15:39,526 Because it's not hard news, Ben. 254 00:15:39,528 --> 00:15:40,861 It's just a wedding. 255 00:15:40,863 --> 00:15:42,628 It's not just a wedding. 256 00:15:42,630 --> 00:15:43,696 It's a wedding of the daughter 257 00:15:43,698 --> 00:15:45,397 of the President of the United States. 258 00:15:45,399 --> 00:15:46,932 Why not let that girl have her day? 259 00:15:46,934 --> 00:15:48,568 And we can't have an administration 260 00:15:48,570 --> 00:15:49,801 dictating to us our coverage... 261 00:15:49,803 --> 00:15:51,036 just because they don't like 262 00:15:51,038 --> 00:15:53,942 what we print about them in our newspaper. 263 00:15:55,910 --> 00:15:57,045 (CHUCKLES) 264 00:15:58,413 --> 00:16:00,546 Wonder if Abe cares so passionately 265 00:16:00,548 --> 00:16:02,648 about who covers the wedding for his paper. 266 00:16:02,650 --> 00:16:04,651 I don't give a rat's ass what Abe or anybody 267 00:16:04,653 --> 00:16:06,319 at The New York Times cares about. 268 00:16:06,321 --> 00:16:07,853 Not true. I give one rat's ass. 269 00:16:07,855 --> 00:16:09,922 - (CHUCKLES) Yeah. - One retromingent... 270 00:16:09,924 --> 00:16:11,759 - rat's ass. - (BOTH LAUGH) 271 00:16:35,283 --> 00:16:37,349 (NEWSROOM CHATTERING) 272 00:16:37,351 --> 00:16:38,618 MAN: Well, it's real important. 273 00:16:38,620 --> 00:16:41,020 Can you get him for me? 274 00:16:41,022 --> 00:16:44,393 Tell them it's from Sheehan. Don't walk. 275 00:16:45,660 --> 00:16:47,261 (TRAFFIC NOISES) 276 00:16:51,500 --> 00:16:53,335 (CAR HORNS HONKING) 277 00:16:56,404 --> 00:16:57,639 (BRAKES SCREECH) 278 00:17:00,509 --> 00:17:01,976 (PANTING) 279 00:17:11,519 --> 00:17:12,887 It's from Sheehan. 280 00:17:15,589 --> 00:17:17,925 (SIREN BLARING OUTSIDE) 281 00:17:19,761 --> 00:17:21,797 Abe, here it is. 282 00:17:38,680 --> 00:17:39,911 HOWARD: Okay, Broder's got Nixon 283 00:17:39,913 --> 00:17:42,047 working on his second term. 284 00:17:42,049 --> 00:17:45,251 Osnos has something on G.I.s buying heroin in Saigon... 285 00:17:45,253 --> 00:17:47,853 but Ryder's got a rocket on the FBI list 286 00:17:47,855 --> 00:17:49,055 of potential subversives. 287 00:17:49,057 --> 00:17:50,623 BEN: Save it for the afternoon. 288 00:17:50,625 --> 00:17:52,725 I need Chal and Judith. 289 00:17:52,727 --> 00:17:54,026 HOWARD: Judith! 290 00:17:54,028 --> 00:17:56,228 BEN: Is that real, the subversives list? 291 00:17:56,230 --> 00:17:58,565 Oh, yeah. Hoover and Justice keep a copy. 292 00:17:58,567 --> 00:17:59,865 Thousands of names. 293 00:17:59,867 --> 00:18:01,534 Geyelin heard the White House is shutting Judith out. 294 00:18:01,536 --> 00:18:02,602 Yeah, I'm working on that. 295 00:18:02,604 --> 00:18:03,969 We think editorial should run something. 296 00:18:03,971 --> 00:18:05,604 I just heard somebody say they're working on that. 297 00:18:05,606 --> 00:18:06,672 Well, if the White House is 298 00:18:06,674 --> 00:18:07,774 gonna take a stance like that... 299 00:18:07,776 --> 00:18:10,278 don't you think we should plant a flag? 300 00:18:12,413 --> 00:18:16,449 Did you see Sheehan at the Kissinger press conference? 301 00:18:16,451 --> 00:18:17,616 BAGDIKIAN: No. 302 00:18:17,618 --> 00:18:19,385 What about the Al Haig thing? 303 00:18:19,387 --> 00:18:21,389 No, Times sent the new kid. 304 00:18:22,124 --> 00:18:23,556 The new kid, huh? 305 00:18:23,558 --> 00:18:25,624 You think Sheehan's onto something. 306 00:18:25,626 --> 00:18:27,192 Yeah. 307 00:18:27,194 --> 00:18:29,728 Well, Neil has been known to disappear. 308 00:18:29,730 --> 00:18:32,597 No, no. I'm telling you, he has something. 309 00:18:32,599 --> 00:18:34,801 You want me to do a little digging? 310 00:18:34,803 --> 00:18:37,469 No, that's below your pay grade. 311 00:18:37,471 --> 00:18:38,807 Intern! 312 00:18:39,773 --> 00:18:42,475 You working on anything important, chief? 313 00:18:42,477 --> 00:18:44,878 Uh, no, Mr. Bradlee. 314 00:18:44,880 --> 00:18:47,413 Well, everything we do is important at The Post. 315 00:18:47,415 --> 00:18:48,815 Yeah. That's $40. 316 00:18:48,817 --> 00:18:51,884 I want you to take the first train up to New York... 317 00:18:51,886 --> 00:18:53,687 and go to The Times building on 43rd. 318 00:18:53,689 --> 00:18:54,888 Don't tell them who you work for... 319 00:18:54,890 --> 00:18:57,556 but find a reporter by the name of Sheehan. 320 00:18:57,558 --> 00:18:59,124 Uh, Neil Sheehan? 321 00:18:59,126 --> 00:19:03,765 Yeah, yeah, find out what Neil Sheehan is working on. 322 00:19:04,532 --> 00:19:06,364 Is that legal? 323 00:19:06,366 --> 00:19:10,036 Well, what is it you think we do here for a living, kid? 324 00:19:10,038 --> 00:19:11,536 Get a receipt for the tickets. 325 00:19:11,538 --> 00:19:12,540 Yeah. 326 00:19:20,214 --> 00:19:21,215 (ELEVATOR DINGS) 327 00:19:24,285 --> 00:19:25,454 (SIGHS) 328 00:19:28,756 --> 00:19:31,226 - MAN: Morning, Mrs. Graham. - Hello, morning. 329 00:19:32,394 --> 00:19:34,894 (INDISTINCT CHATTER) 330 00:19:34,896 --> 00:19:36,962 KAY: Hello. Morning, everybody. 331 00:19:36,964 --> 00:19:38,297 - Hi, Oz. - Mrs. Graham. 332 00:19:38,299 --> 00:19:39,534 Morning, Arthur. 333 00:19:40,835 --> 00:19:42,437 Hello. Hello, everyone. 334 00:19:44,972 --> 00:19:46,840 So, everyone's here. 335 00:19:46,842 --> 00:19:49,609 - Hello, Ray. My Galahad. - Good morning. 336 00:19:49,611 --> 00:19:51,146 (CHUCKLES) Thank you. 337 00:19:51,712 --> 00:19:53,048 (CLEARS THROAT) 338 00:20:02,457 --> 00:20:03,789 And I used to be the only one 339 00:20:03,791 --> 00:20:05,725 who brought his homework to class. 340 00:20:05,727 --> 00:20:07,994 (LAUGHTER) 341 00:20:07,996 --> 00:20:10,796 I think we're all here. Should we get started? 342 00:20:10,798 --> 00:20:12,198 Didn't you crash the wedding 343 00:20:12,200 --> 00:20:14,499 of Nixon's other daughter to get a story? 344 00:20:14,501 --> 00:20:17,303 Well, I did get a story but I didn't crash Julie's wedding. 345 00:20:17,305 --> 00:20:19,372 No, just the reception afterwards, right? 346 00:20:19,374 --> 00:20:20,605 There is a distinction. 347 00:20:20,607 --> 00:20:21,708 Not to the father of the bride. 348 00:20:21,710 --> 00:20:23,008 He's paying per plate. 349 00:20:23,010 --> 00:20:24,777 I think the American people are paying per plate. 350 00:20:24,779 --> 00:20:26,312 HOWARD: Wait, let's do a story about that. 351 00:20:26,314 --> 00:20:28,748 - Yeah, let's... - Judith should crash again. 352 00:20:28,750 --> 00:20:29,981 I didn't crash Julie's wedding. 353 00:20:29,983 --> 00:20:31,284 What would you call it, Judith? 354 00:20:31,286 --> 00:20:33,119 Well, I would call it deft reportage. 355 00:20:33,121 --> 00:20:34,754 All right, come on, come on, everybody. 356 00:20:34,756 --> 00:20:37,893 How are we gonna cover this Nixon-Cox wedding? 357 00:20:42,230 --> 00:20:44,197 Uh... Who else is gonna be there? 358 00:20:44,199 --> 00:20:45,663 - Here. - Judith's got the guest list. 359 00:20:45,665 --> 00:20:47,533 No, I mean of the other press. 360 00:20:47,535 --> 00:20:50,536 The Times, the Sun, the Globe, all the international papers. 361 00:20:50,538 --> 00:20:52,203 All right. 362 00:20:52,205 --> 00:20:55,877 So, we call them, we call all of them... 363 00:20:56,810 --> 00:20:59,712 and we say Nixon has shut us out... 364 00:20:59,714 --> 00:21:02,413 and then we ask them for their notes. 365 00:21:02,415 --> 00:21:04,816 Ben, there's no way in hell anyone's gonna give me a fill. 366 00:21:04,818 --> 00:21:07,754 No, it'll be an act of solidarity. 367 00:21:07,756 --> 00:21:10,256 They'll be defending the First Amendment. 368 00:21:10,258 --> 00:21:12,091 We'll tell them that the only way 369 00:21:12,093 --> 00:21:14,026 to protect the right to publish... 370 00:21:14,028 --> 00:21:16,230 is to publish. 371 00:21:21,435 --> 00:21:22,736 I don't understand. 372 00:21:22,738 --> 00:21:25,537 You said we'd set the price at $27. 373 00:21:25,539 --> 00:21:27,105 No, we said there was a range. 374 00:21:27,107 --> 00:21:29,875 And the demand on the road show was soft. 375 00:21:29,877 --> 00:21:33,011 Why not set it at $26? Or $25 even? 376 00:21:33,013 --> 00:21:34,913 Well, Paul, we feel that setting the price 377 00:21:34,915 --> 00:21:36,982 at $24.50 would be more prudent. 378 00:21:36,984 --> 00:21:38,418 It's just a couple bucks. 379 00:21:38,420 --> 00:21:40,286 It's not just a couple of bucks. 380 00:21:40,288 --> 00:21:43,057 It's 1.35 million shares... 381 00:21:43,458 --> 00:21:45,227 so it is... 382 00:21:46,694 --> 00:21:48,527 Three million. 383 00:21:48,529 --> 00:21:52,899 Over $3 million less. That's a lot to a newspaper. 384 00:21:52,901 --> 00:21:54,799 How many reporters is that? 385 00:21:54,801 --> 00:21:55,901 It's 25. 386 00:21:55,903 --> 00:21:57,269 Let's not get bogged down. 387 00:21:57,271 --> 00:21:58,705 PAUL: It has to be quite a few. 388 00:21:58,707 --> 00:22:00,309 ARTHUR: At least a dozen. Fritz? 389 00:22:01,876 --> 00:22:03,508 It's 25 reporters. 390 00:22:03,510 --> 00:22:05,678 Twenty-five reporters. 391 00:22:05,680 --> 00:22:06,946 Twenty-five reporters. 392 00:22:06,948 --> 00:22:09,081 Gentlemen, we know it's not ideal... 393 00:22:09,083 --> 00:22:10,417 but a few of our investors 394 00:22:10,419 --> 00:22:13,719 balked at the nature of the company. 395 00:22:13,721 --> 00:22:14,953 They don't like newspapers? 396 00:22:14,955 --> 00:22:17,724 They like Gannett and Knight and Ridder... 397 00:22:17,726 --> 00:22:18,924 but frankly they're concerned 398 00:22:18,926 --> 00:22:21,529 about your ability to turn a serious profit. 399 00:22:35,209 --> 00:22:36,542 Gannett and Knight and Ridder 400 00:22:36,544 --> 00:22:38,443 own monopoly papers in smaller markets. 401 00:22:38,445 --> 00:22:40,680 That's why they're more profitable. 402 00:22:40,682 --> 00:22:43,917 The whole point of the offering is to grow... 403 00:22:43,919 --> 00:22:46,085 while investing in the quality of the paper. 404 00:22:46,087 --> 00:22:49,455 Kay and I have talked a great deal about this... 405 00:22:49,457 --> 00:22:52,458 and we believe that improving quality... 406 00:22:52,460 --> 00:22:56,097 will naturally lead to greater profitability. 407 00:22:57,865 --> 00:22:59,097 Unfortunate. 408 00:22:59,099 --> 00:23:01,100 It's more than unfortunate. 409 00:23:01,102 --> 00:23:02,869 Doesn't this happen all the time? 410 00:23:02,871 --> 00:23:06,139 Bankers lowering the price for their institutional investors. 411 00:23:06,141 --> 00:23:07,806 Fritz, isn't this what we discussed? 412 00:23:07,808 --> 00:23:08,974 I think the family should consider 413 00:23:08,976 --> 00:23:10,142 giving up some control. 414 00:23:10,144 --> 00:23:12,344 - Maybe another board seat. - Absolutely not. 415 00:23:12,346 --> 00:23:14,847 This isn't a surprise, Fritz. Ever since Phil's accident... 416 00:23:14,849 --> 00:23:15,981 FRITZ: Arthur. 417 00:23:15,983 --> 00:23:18,449 No offense, Kay. It's unfortunate... 418 00:23:18,451 --> 00:23:20,152 but the buyers are obviously skittish 419 00:23:20,154 --> 00:23:21,586 about having a woman in charge... 420 00:23:21,588 --> 00:23:23,789 and it's not like it's an easy sell. 421 00:23:23,791 --> 00:23:26,926 It's a local paper with modest margins, modest ambitions. 422 00:23:26,928 --> 00:23:28,361 PAUL: I think Mr. Bradlee would take issue 423 00:23:28,363 --> 00:23:29,629 with that characterization. 424 00:23:29,631 --> 00:23:31,596 ARTHUR: Sure, she pads his budget every year. 425 00:23:31,598 --> 00:23:33,365 Call my office. Tell them I'm going to 426 00:23:33,367 --> 00:23:35,267 miss my lunch at Occidental. 427 00:23:35,269 --> 00:23:37,170 Another dozen reporters. For what? 428 00:23:37,172 --> 00:23:38,938 To nip at the heels of The Times? 429 00:23:38,940 --> 00:23:40,104 So we can pretend like 430 00:23:40,106 --> 00:23:42,107 we're even remotely in the same league? 431 00:23:42,109 --> 00:23:44,477 Make it a five o'clock drink at the Jefferson. 432 00:23:44,479 --> 00:23:46,578 FRITZ: Arthur, Kay was right. Lazard is just trying... 433 00:23:46,580 --> 00:23:47,845 to cut a better deal by squeezing us. 434 00:23:47,847 --> 00:23:49,014 ARTHUR: Come on, Fritz. 435 00:23:49,016 --> 00:23:50,082 Why do you think that is? 436 00:23:50,084 --> 00:23:51,284 FRITZ: Because they're bankers. 437 00:23:51,286 --> 00:23:52,852 ARTHUR: Which is why they want more control. 438 00:23:52,854 --> 00:23:53,986 They want assurances 439 00:23:53,988 --> 00:23:55,121 that she's not gonna squander it all. 440 00:23:55,123 --> 00:23:56,889 I mean, come on. 441 00:23:56,891 --> 00:23:59,290 Fritz, Kay throws a great party... 442 00:23:59,292 --> 00:24:02,128 but her father gave the paper to her husband. 443 00:24:02,130 --> 00:24:03,863 The only reason she's running things 444 00:24:03,865 --> 00:24:06,233 is because he... Because Phil died. 445 00:24:07,435 --> 00:24:11,203 Don't get me wrong, I think she is a lovely woman. 446 00:24:11,205 --> 00:24:13,072 But she got rid of Al Friendly... 447 00:24:13,074 --> 00:24:14,539 and brought in a pirate 448 00:24:14,541 --> 00:24:17,209 who does nothing but bleed our margins. 449 00:24:17,211 --> 00:24:18,878 I mean, you can't be surprised 450 00:24:18,880 --> 00:24:20,112 that the buyers are concerned... 451 00:24:20,114 --> 00:24:21,346 that she doesn't have the resolve 452 00:24:21,348 --> 00:24:23,317 to turn a serious profit. 453 00:24:28,722 --> 00:24:31,090 Kay, it's your decision... 454 00:24:31,092 --> 00:24:33,225 but in my opinion, if you want this 455 00:24:33,227 --> 00:24:35,495 to be more than a little family paper... 456 00:24:35,497 --> 00:24:38,767 it has to be more than a little family business. 457 00:24:41,936 --> 00:24:44,673 Thank you, Arthur, for your frankness. 458 00:24:45,906 --> 00:24:47,274 All right. 459 00:24:48,542 --> 00:24:49,642 We're set? 460 00:24:49,644 --> 00:24:51,613 LIZ: All set, Mr. Parsons. 461 00:24:54,015 --> 00:24:55,550 - Accident... - (DOOR CLOSES) 462 00:24:57,519 --> 00:24:58,750 (STUTTERS) 463 00:24:58,752 --> 00:25:00,489 It wasn't an accident. 464 00:25:01,588 --> 00:25:02,821 Phil's suicide. 465 00:25:02,823 --> 00:25:07,195 I don't know why people insist on calling it an accident. 466 00:25:08,362 --> 00:25:10,899 Is it to make them feel better? 467 00:25:12,000 --> 00:25:15,200 Or do they think they're being kind? 468 00:25:15,202 --> 00:25:17,404 I don't know, I don't know. 469 00:25:18,105 --> 00:25:20,273 So, do you think I should 470 00:25:20,275 --> 00:25:22,908 give up more seats on the board? 471 00:25:22,910 --> 00:25:24,778 Of course not. 472 00:25:26,212 --> 00:25:28,480 We're going to be fine. 473 00:25:28,482 --> 00:25:29,949 Hmm. 474 00:25:29,951 --> 00:25:32,852 This passage in the prospectus, 475 00:25:32,854 --> 00:25:35,490 I read it earlier today. 476 00:25:39,160 --> 00:25:41,760 Oh, yes. 477 00:25:41,762 --> 00:25:43,962 "In the unlikely instance of disaster 478 00:25:43,964 --> 00:25:45,296 "or catastrophic event... 479 00:25:45,298 --> 00:25:49,234 "in the week following the initial public offering... 480 00:25:49,236 --> 00:25:51,170 "Lazard Frères and Company retains 481 00:25:51,172 --> 00:25:53,171 "full right to cancel the issue." 482 00:25:53,173 --> 00:25:54,707 It's boilerplate, Kay. 483 00:25:54,709 --> 00:25:57,142 It's standard contractual language. 484 00:25:57,144 --> 00:25:58,378 (STUTTERS) 485 00:25:58,380 --> 00:26:02,547 But, so, the bankers could pull out. 486 00:26:02,549 --> 00:26:05,350 Only if there's a true disaster. 487 00:26:05,352 --> 00:26:07,487 Ben gets hit by a truck... 488 00:26:07,489 --> 00:26:11,523 (CHUCKLES) the world runs outta newspaper ink... 489 00:26:11,525 --> 00:26:12,824 (SIGHS) 490 00:26:12,826 --> 00:26:14,427 the truck goes around the block 491 00:26:14,429 --> 00:26:16,662 - and hits Ben again... - (BOTH LAUGH) 492 00:26:16,664 --> 00:26:18,331 You think one of those is possible. 493 00:26:18,333 --> 00:26:20,199 No, I don't... 494 00:26:20,201 --> 00:26:22,100 but, you know, the Nixon White House 495 00:26:22,102 --> 00:26:24,036 is nothing if not vindictive. 496 00:26:24,038 --> 00:26:25,403 Just this morning... 497 00:26:25,405 --> 00:26:28,309 they barred us from covering Tricia Nixon's wedding. 498 00:26:29,009 --> 00:26:30,809 Somehow, I doubt that will rise 499 00:26:30,811 --> 00:26:32,277 to the level of catastrophe. 500 00:26:32,279 --> 00:26:33,845 I know. Probably not. 501 00:26:33,847 --> 00:26:37,417 Although, when Ben sets his mind to plunder... 502 00:26:37,419 --> 00:26:40,989 it's not hard to imagine something more serious. 503 00:26:42,490 --> 00:26:44,726 Catastrophic events... 504 00:26:46,027 --> 00:26:47,526 do occur, you know. 505 00:26:47,528 --> 00:26:51,596 Yeah, but the right to cancel is only for a week. 506 00:26:51,598 --> 00:26:54,833 A week from the public offering. 507 00:26:54,835 --> 00:26:58,737 Seven days after they ring that bell on Tuesday... 508 00:26:58,739 --> 00:27:00,672 the deal is done. 509 00:27:00,674 --> 00:27:01,675 Hmm. 510 00:27:03,144 --> 00:27:05,380 It's gonna be fine, Kay. 511 00:27:06,780 --> 00:27:08,515 (CHATTERING) 512 00:27:23,964 --> 00:27:25,332 - (HORN HONKS) - Jesus. 513 00:27:31,838 --> 00:27:34,009 Do you know what floor the newsroom's on? 514 00:27:34,509 --> 00:27:35,641 Five. 515 00:27:35,643 --> 00:27:37,946 Uh, no, no, six, yeah. Six. 516 00:27:42,083 --> 00:27:43,282 (ELEVATOR DINGS) 517 00:27:43,284 --> 00:27:45,387 (OVERLAPPING CONVERSATIONS) 518 00:27:52,192 --> 00:27:54,192 MAN 1: Things are heating up in East Pakistan? 519 00:27:54,194 --> 00:27:56,061 MAN 2: Well, five million refugees 520 00:27:56,063 --> 00:27:58,197 could destabilize West Bengal. 521 00:27:58,199 --> 00:28:00,266 So, Lindsay's lowering the boom tomorrow. 522 00:28:00,268 --> 00:28:01,900 They gotta cut 100 million. 523 00:28:01,902 --> 00:28:04,706 Gonna be some blood on the floor of Gracie Mansion. 524 00:28:06,740 --> 00:28:09,007 I heard the Mayors gave it to Nixon in Philly. 525 00:28:09,009 --> 00:28:10,910 Yeah, Tolchin's down there. He's filing. 526 00:28:10,912 --> 00:28:12,378 Take a look at this. 527 00:28:12,380 --> 00:28:14,212 Any of you guys see that piece on the hijacking? 528 00:28:14,214 --> 00:28:15,346 Jeez, there's been another hijacking? 529 00:28:15,348 --> 00:28:16,849 You think six pages is enough? 530 00:28:16,851 --> 00:28:20,151 Well, we got three columns on the front page. I'll take it. 531 00:28:20,153 --> 00:28:22,321 - On the flight? - On the flight. 532 00:28:22,323 --> 00:28:24,523 Can I help you, Mac? 533 00:28:24,525 --> 00:28:26,824 Just delivering a package to Mr. Meetson. 534 00:28:26,826 --> 00:28:29,330 Mattson. I'll see that he gets it. 535 00:28:30,531 --> 00:28:32,064 ART: I knew a couple 536 00:28:32,066 --> 00:28:35,500 whose yacht was shipwrecked in the South Pacific. 537 00:28:35,502 --> 00:28:36,737 - (LAUGHING AND GROANING) - ART: Hold on, quiet. 538 00:28:37,371 --> 00:28:38,638 I knew a couple whose yacht 539 00:28:38,640 --> 00:28:40,605 was shipwrecked in the South Pacific. 540 00:28:40,607 --> 00:28:43,008 It looks bleak, so the man asks... 541 00:28:43,010 --> 00:28:46,379 "Does the will take care of the kids?" His wife nods. 542 00:28:46,381 --> 00:28:48,748 "What about your mother?" "Yes." 543 00:28:48,750 --> 00:28:52,317 "Okay, did we donate to Nixon?" 544 00:28:52,319 --> 00:28:55,120 His wife shakes her head. "Yes." 545 00:28:55,122 --> 00:28:57,724 "Did we pledge or give?" 546 00:28:57,726 --> 00:28:58,856 "We pledged." 547 00:28:58,858 --> 00:29:01,059 "Thank God," shouts the man. "Nixon'll find us. 548 00:29:01,061 --> 00:29:02,161 "We're saved!" 549 00:29:02,163 --> 00:29:04,031 (ALL LAUGHING) 550 00:29:06,233 --> 00:29:08,866 JOE: Well, speaking of Nixon, I just talked to Kissinger... 551 00:29:08,868 --> 00:29:11,703 who was going on about the end of the China embargo. 552 00:29:11,705 --> 00:29:14,440 He's convinced it's a rather clever geopolitical move. 553 00:29:14,442 --> 00:29:17,543 I think this is our cue, ladies. 554 00:29:17,545 --> 00:29:19,378 Someone at this table of luminaries 555 00:29:19,380 --> 00:29:20,912 must have an idea what they're up to. 556 00:29:20,914 --> 00:29:23,315 I wonder what his buddy Joe McCarthy would say. 557 00:29:23,317 --> 00:29:25,817 The New Style Section did a lovely piece 558 00:29:25,819 --> 00:29:27,253 on Lawrence Durrell. 559 00:29:27,255 --> 00:29:29,755 It's about time Style had a good piece. 560 00:29:29,757 --> 00:29:31,390 I think it's a bit improved. 561 00:29:31,392 --> 00:29:33,792 I hear he's at work on another series of novels. 562 00:29:33,794 --> 00:29:36,929 I hear he's at work on finding a fourth wife. 563 00:29:36,931 --> 00:29:38,597 I will say, he's one of the few individuals... 564 00:29:38,599 --> 00:29:40,499 who could probably cozy up to communist China... 565 00:29:40,501 --> 00:29:42,367 without fear of major political cost. 566 00:29:42,369 --> 00:29:43,634 Eh, but is Nixon that smart? 567 00:29:43,636 --> 00:29:45,237 He never laughed at one of my jokes. 568 00:29:45,239 --> 00:29:47,340 (LAUGHING) 569 00:29:47,342 --> 00:29:49,441 Oh, Kay, I don't know how you do it. 570 00:29:49,443 --> 00:29:51,209 I don't know how you keep up with it all 571 00:29:51,211 --> 00:29:53,278 when you have this day job. 572 00:29:53,280 --> 00:29:54,380 (LAUGHING) 573 00:29:54,382 --> 00:29:56,047 You need to read more books. 574 00:29:56,049 --> 00:29:58,883 Kay, could I have just a word? 575 00:29:58,885 --> 00:30:01,120 (CHATTERING) 576 00:30:01,122 --> 00:30:02,157 Um... 577 00:30:03,557 --> 00:30:05,190 Everything all right? 578 00:30:05,192 --> 00:30:07,226 - Marg okay? - Yes, she's fine. 579 00:30:07,228 --> 00:30:08,994 Said the procedure went very well. 580 00:30:08,996 --> 00:30:10,830 Oh, good, I've been meaning to... 581 00:30:10,832 --> 00:30:11,900 I... 582 00:30:12,465 --> 00:30:13,632 I wanted to tell you, 583 00:30:13,634 --> 00:30:15,534 and I want you to hear from me first... 584 00:30:15,536 --> 00:30:17,536 there's an article about me 585 00:30:17,538 --> 00:30:20,174 coming out in The Times tomorrow. 586 00:30:21,308 --> 00:30:23,043 It's not flattering. 587 00:30:24,345 --> 00:30:25,878 HARRY: (ON TV) Running? Me? 588 00:30:25,880 --> 00:30:27,845 Now, you know me better than that. 589 00:30:27,847 --> 00:30:29,715 MARY: Three days and three nights and not a word. 590 00:30:29,717 --> 00:30:30,882 HARRY: Well, I've been very busy. 591 00:30:30,884 --> 00:30:32,151 MARY: For all I knew you were lying 592 00:30:32,153 --> 00:30:33,251 in the gutter somewhere... 593 00:30:33,253 --> 00:30:34,686 with a knife in your back. 594 00:30:34,688 --> 00:30:36,255 HARRY: Lying in the gutter? 595 00:30:36,257 --> 00:30:37,523 (PHONE RINGS) 596 00:30:37,525 --> 00:30:39,828 Now, look, sweetheart, I'll tell you what happened. 597 00:30:40,627 --> 00:30:42,494 - I was in Birmingham. - (BEN SIGHS) 598 00:30:42,496 --> 00:30:43,862 MARY: Birmingham? 599 00:30:43,864 --> 00:30:45,029 Hello? 600 00:30:45,031 --> 00:30:46,632 KAY: Hello, Ben. 601 00:30:46,634 --> 00:30:47,932 Hello, Katharine. 602 00:30:47,934 --> 00:30:50,902 I'm sorry to bother you so late. 603 00:30:50,904 --> 00:30:54,238 Listen, were you able to make any headway with Mr. Sheehan? 604 00:30:54,240 --> 00:30:57,074 (GROANS) No, no. I haven't. 605 00:30:57,076 --> 00:31:01,279 I just had an odd conversation with Bob McNamara... 606 00:31:01,281 --> 00:31:05,720 and I think The Times may have a big story tomorrow. 607 00:31:06,353 --> 00:31:08,085 (SIGHS) Oh, damn it. 608 00:31:08,087 --> 00:31:10,922 You know, he wouldn't give me any details... 609 00:31:10,924 --> 00:31:16,230 but Bob said it was quite detrimental to him and... 610 00:31:37,817 --> 00:31:39,584 Ben! 611 00:31:39,586 --> 00:31:41,254 - We got 'em. - (BEN SIGHS) 612 00:31:41,256 --> 00:31:42,854 We got 'em. 613 00:31:42,856 --> 00:31:43,889 Huh? 614 00:31:43,891 --> 00:31:45,557 - Yeah, quite good. - The happy couple. 615 00:31:45,559 --> 00:31:47,526 - Hey, chief! - Mr. Bradlee. 616 00:31:47,528 --> 00:31:49,694 So, did you track down Sheehan? 617 00:31:49,696 --> 00:31:53,567 No, but, I saw a mock-up of tomorrow's front page. 618 00:31:54,234 --> 00:31:56,201 There's a big gap. 619 00:31:56,203 --> 00:31:57,938 Nothing there but the name. 620 00:32:02,175 --> 00:32:03,475 Shit. 621 00:32:03,477 --> 00:32:04,846 Shit. 622 00:32:05,311 --> 00:32:06,680 Shit! 623 00:32:14,520 --> 00:32:16,521 - Give us three. - Here you go. 624 00:32:16,523 --> 00:32:19,059 Here, here, here. Thank you, thank you. 625 00:32:19,626 --> 00:32:21,095 Thanks, got it. 626 00:32:27,034 --> 00:32:28,767 FEMALE OPERATOR: General Haig, sir. 627 00:32:28,769 --> 00:32:30,068 - NIXON: Hi, Al. - HAIG: Yes, sir. 628 00:32:30,070 --> 00:32:32,238 NIXON: What about the casualties last week? 629 00:32:32,240 --> 00:32:33,471 You got that figure yet? 630 00:32:33,473 --> 00:32:36,144 HAIG: No, sir, but I think it's gonna be quite low. 631 00:32:36,544 --> 00:32:37,776 NIXON: Fine. 632 00:32:37,778 --> 00:32:40,645 Okay. Nothing else of interest in the world today? 633 00:32:40,647 --> 00:32:43,149 HAIG: Yes, sir. Very significant... 634 00:32:43,151 --> 00:32:46,584 this goddamn New York Times expose... 635 00:32:46,586 --> 00:32:48,385 ...of the most highly classified 636 00:32:48,387 --> 00:32:50,088 documents of the war. 637 00:32:50,090 --> 00:32:52,324 NIXON: You mean that was leaked out of the Pentagon? 638 00:32:52,326 --> 00:32:56,661 HAIG: The whole study that was done for McNamara. 639 00:32:56,663 --> 00:33:00,900 This is a devastating, uh, security breach... 640 00:33:00,902 --> 00:33:03,369 of the greatest magnitude of anything I've ever seen. 641 00:33:03,371 --> 00:33:05,636 NIXON: Well, what's being done about it then? 642 00:33:05,638 --> 00:33:07,405 Did we know this was coming out? 643 00:33:07,407 --> 00:33:09,007 HAIG: No, we did not, sir. 644 00:33:09,009 --> 00:33:10,441 FEMALE OPERATOR: I have Doctor Kissinger. 645 00:33:10,443 --> 00:33:13,210 NIXON: Henry, the thing to me is just unconscionable. 646 00:33:13,212 --> 00:33:15,413 This is treasonable action on the part 647 00:33:15,415 --> 00:33:17,682 of the bastards that put it out. 648 00:33:17,684 --> 00:33:19,384 KISSINGER: I'm absolutely certain... 649 00:33:19,386 --> 00:33:23,154 that this violates all sorts of security laws. 650 00:33:23,156 --> 00:33:24,855 NIXON: People have gotta be put to the torch 651 00:33:24,857 --> 00:33:26,827 for this sort of thing. 652 00:33:28,127 --> 00:33:31,796 Christ! McNamara knew we couldn't win in '65. 653 00:33:31,798 --> 00:33:34,701 That's six goddamn years ago. 654 00:33:37,538 --> 00:33:39,007 Well, at least we got the wedding. 655 00:33:41,842 --> 00:33:43,775 Is anybody else tired of reading the news 656 00:33:43,777 --> 00:33:46,178 instead of reporting it? 657 00:33:46,180 --> 00:33:47,345 Do we have any leads? 658 00:33:47,347 --> 00:33:48,779 There's a guy Phil and I know in Boston... 659 00:33:48,781 --> 00:33:49,882 who worked at Defense 660 00:33:49,884 --> 00:33:51,217 when McNamara commissioned the study. 661 00:33:51,219 --> 00:33:52,785 All right, call him. 662 00:33:52,787 --> 00:33:54,652 Anybody else? 663 00:33:54,654 --> 00:33:56,788 So that's it? 664 00:33:56,790 --> 00:33:59,757 Our best goddamn lead is coming from editorial? 665 00:33:59,759 --> 00:34:01,559 (SCOFFS) Well, we are sucking hind tit 666 00:34:01,561 --> 00:34:02,827 in our own backyard. 667 00:34:02,829 --> 00:34:04,763 Ben, come on, it's one story. 668 00:34:04,765 --> 00:34:06,698 No, it's 7,000 pages... 669 00:34:06,700 --> 00:34:08,799 detailing how the White House has been 670 00:34:08,801 --> 00:34:10,903 lying about the Vietnam War for 30 years. 671 00:34:10,905 --> 00:34:16,208 It's Truman and Eisenhower and Jack and LBJ lying. 672 00:34:16,210 --> 00:34:18,510 Lying about Vietnam. 673 00:34:18,512 --> 00:34:20,414 And you think that's one story? 674 00:34:21,581 --> 00:34:23,350 Let's do our jobs. 675 00:34:24,751 --> 00:34:26,286 Find those pages! 676 00:34:31,025 --> 00:34:32,624 Ben, uh... 677 00:34:32,626 --> 00:34:35,193 I might have something. Maybe. 678 00:34:35,195 --> 00:34:38,229 Well, let me know when it's a little less wishy-washy. 679 00:34:38,231 --> 00:34:41,436 I'm gonna go chase down a lead of my own. 680 00:34:45,438 --> 00:34:48,474 KAY: Why don't you cut your bangs, just a little bit? 681 00:34:48,476 --> 00:34:50,211 Mummy, I'm right in the middle. 682 00:34:50,677 --> 00:34:52,113 (KAY SIGHS) 683 00:34:55,916 --> 00:34:58,684 It's a bit hard to read, isn't it? 684 00:34:58,686 --> 00:35:01,289 Harder for you, I imagine. 685 00:35:01,688 --> 00:35:02,989 No. 686 00:35:03,291 --> 00:35:04,492 Why? 687 00:35:05,326 --> 00:35:06,825 These were your people... 688 00:35:06,827 --> 00:35:10,229 McNamara and Kennedy and Johnson. 689 00:35:10,231 --> 00:35:12,798 Well, Jack and Lyndon were your father's friends. 690 00:35:12,800 --> 00:35:14,233 You flew down to Texas with Lyndon 691 00:35:14,235 --> 00:35:15,633 the weekend after his convention. 692 00:35:15,635 --> 00:35:17,903 That's your fault. You wanted to see his helicopter land. 693 00:35:17,905 --> 00:35:20,170 And the instant he saw you, he invited you to the ranch. 694 00:35:20,172 --> 00:35:22,574 Oh, well, he just wanted the paper to endorse. 695 00:35:22,576 --> 00:35:23,842 Yes, but my point is 696 00:35:23,844 --> 00:35:25,811 you had Steve and Bill waiting at home. 697 00:35:25,813 --> 00:35:27,012 - You had houseguests... - I know. 698 00:35:27,014 --> 00:35:28,345 ...waiting at the farm. 699 00:35:28,347 --> 00:35:30,014 You had nothing but dirty clothes in your suitcase. 700 00:35:30,016 --> 00:35:31,516 How do you know what I had in my suitcase? 701 00:35:31,518 --> 00:35:32,617 Yet you jumped on Air Force One, 702 00:35:32,619 --> 00:35:33,686 spent the weekend... 703 00:35:33,688 --> 00:35:34,753 I did not jump. 704 00:35:34,755 --> 00:35:36,021 ...swimming and speed-boating... 705 00:35:36,023 --> 00:35:37,588 You and Luvie Pearson said I had to go! 706 00:35:37,590 --> 00:35:39,159 ...with Lyndon and Lady Bird. 707 00:35:44,331 --> 00:35:46,932 It's hard to say... 708 00:35:46,934 --> 00:35:49,802 "no" to the President of the United States. 709 00:35:49,804 --> 00:35:51,905 - (BOTH CHUCKLE) - (DOORBELL RINGS) 710 00:35:54,474 --> 00:35:56,474 Were you expecting someone? 711 00:35:56,476 --> 00:35:58,245 At this hour? 712 00:36:03,516 --> 00:36:05,583 I hope I'm not too early. 713 00:36:05,585 --> 00:36:08,153 Not at all. Must be urgent. 714 00:36:08,155 --> 00:36:09,954 LALLY: Where's your sister? 715 00:36:09,956 --> 00:36:12,224 (PAMELA SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY) 716 00:36:12,226 --> 00:36:14,258 LALLY: That's my tea, darling. 717 00:36:14,260 --> 00:36:17,229 Where's your sister? Let's go find her. 718 00:36:17,231 --> 00:36:19,000 (WHISPERS) Let's go find her. 719 00:36:21,335 --> 00:36:23,905 I trust you saw The New York Times. 720 00:36:24,371 --> 00:36:25,403 Hmm. 721 00:36:25,405 --> 00:36:27,738 The study, the one they are working off of... 722 00:36:27,740 --> 00:36:29,273 that was commissioned by Robert McNamara. 723 00:36:29,275 --> 00:36:30,342 Yeah. 724 00:36:30,344 --> 00:36:32,744 And if he commissioned it, he might have a copy. 725 00:36:32,746 --> 00:36:34,182 (GRUNTS, CHUCKLES) 726 00:36:34,847 --> 00:36:36,183 (CHUCKLING) 727 00:36:38,050 --> 00:36:40,786 I don't need to tell you that finding a source... 728 00:36:40,788 --> 00:36:42,688 it's like finding a needle in a haystack. 729 00:36:42,690 --> 00:36:43,887 I don't need the metaphor. 730 00:36:43,889 --> 00:36:44,956 Well, I haven't been a writer 731 00:36:44,958 --> 00:36:46,291 for a while so that old cliche... 732 00:36:46,293 --> 00:36:48,461 that was the best comparison I could come up with. 733 00:36:49,829 --> 00:36:52,532 I need a copy of that study, Kay. 734 00:36:54,068 --> 00:36:55,766 Give her the ball, Ben. (LAUGHS) 735 00:36:55,768 --> 00:36:57,304 - Here you go. - Thank you. 736 00:36:59,672 --> 00:37:02,374 You know, Ben, as much as I do relish 737 00:37:02,376 --> 00:37:04,178 a good investigative assignment... 738 00:37:05,612 --> 00:37:08,313 Bob McNamara is an old friend. 739 00:37:08,315 --> 00:37:10,615 He's going through a lot in his life right now. 740 00:37:10,617 --> 00:37:13,952 I just think he's probably said all he wants to say. 741 00:37:13,954 --> 00:37:16,255 Why do you think? 742 00:37:16,257 --> 00:37:17,554 - Why? - Why? 743 00:37:17,556 --> 00:37:19,023 Why is he talking to you? 744 00:37:19,025 --> 00:37:21,392 Well, I just told you, he's my friend and... 745 00:37:21,394 --> 00:37:24,197 Is he talking to any other friends? 746 00:37:25,733 --> 00:37:27,097 I'm not sure 747 00:37:27,099 --> 00:37:29,200 I appreciate the implication of what you just said. 748 00:37:29,202 --> 00:37:31,503 McNamara is talking to you... 749 00:37:31,505 --> 00:37:33,838 because you are the publisher of The Washington Post. 750 00:37:33,840 --> 00:37:35,673 That's not true. No, that is not why. 751 00:37:35,675 --> 00:37:37,575 Because he wants you to bail him out. 752 00:37:37,577 --> 00:37:38,677 Because he wants you on his side. 753 00:37:38,679 --> 00:37:39,943 No, there's no ulterior... No! 754 00:37:39,945 --> 00:37:42,447 Ben, that's not my role. You know that. 755 00:37:42,449 --> 00:37:45,583 I wouldn't presume to tell you how to write about him. 756 00:37:45,585 --> 00:37:49,287 Just as I wouldn't take it upon myself... 757 00:37:49,289 --> 00:37:53,258 to tell him he should hand over a classified study... 758 00:37:53,260 --> 00:37:55,894 which would be a crime, by the way... 759 00:37:55,896 --> 00:37:59,000 just so he can serve as your source. 760 00:37:59,800 --> 00:38:02,303 Our source, Katharine. 761 00:38:13,981 --> 00:38:15,414 No. Uh... No... 762 00:38:15,416 --> 00:38:19,383 I'm not. I'm not going to ask Bob for the study. 763 00:38:19,385 --> 00:38:20,385 All right. 764 00:38:20,387 --> 00:38:21,985 I get it. You have a relationship 765 00:38:21,987 --> 00:38:24,188 with Bob McNamara. 766 00:38:24,190 --> 00:38:27,291 But don't you think you have an obligation as well 767 00:38:27,293 --> 00:38:29,193 to the paper and to the public? 768 00:38:29,195 --> 00:38:30,896 Let me ask you something. 769 00:38:30,898 --> 00:38:32,831 Was that how you felt when you were 770 00:38:32,833 --> 00:38:34,798 palling around with Jack Kennedy? 771 00:38:34,800 --> 00:38:36,800 Where was your sense of duty then? 772 00:38:36,802 --> 00:38:40,905 I don't recall you pushing him particularly hard on anything. 773 00:38:40,907 --> 00:38:43,742 (CHUCKLES) I pushed Jack when I had to. 774 00:38:43,744 --> 00:38:45,510 I never pulled any punches. 775 00:38:45,512 --> 00:38:46,677 Is that right? 776 00:38:46,679 --> 00:38:49,847 'Cause you used to dine at the White House once a week. 777 00:38:49,849 --> 00:38:52,117 All the trips to Camp David. 778 00:38:52,119 --> 00:38:54,086 Oh, and that drunken birthday cruise 779 00:38:54,088 --> 00:38:56,423 on the Sequoia you told me about. 780 00:38:58,057 --> 00:38:59,289 Hard to believe you would have 781 00:38:59,291 --> 00:39:01,226 gotten all those invitations... 782 00:39:01,228 --> 00:39:04,331 if you didn't pull a few punches. 783 00:39:09,302 --> 00:39:10,869 NEWSCASTER: Street protests broke out today 784 00:39:10,871 --> 00:39:12,103 across the country... 785 00:39:12,105 --> 00:39:13,704 after the publication of more excerpts... 786 00:39:13,706 --> 00:39:15,940 from a classified Department of Defense study 787 00:39:15,942 --> 00:39:17,641 in The New York Times. 788 00:39:17,643 --> 00:39:18,644 The study, commissioned 789 00:39:18,646 --> 00:39:21,211 by former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara... 790 00:39:21,213 --> 00:39:22,581 has ignited further debate 791 00:39:22,583 --> 00:39:24,682 over the ongoing war in Vietnam... 792 00:39:24,684 --> 00:39:27,251 as it makes clear that Kennedy and Johnson... 793 00:39:27,253 --> 00:39:29,287 as well as Eisenhower and Truman, 794 00:39:29,289 --> 00:39:32,157 deeply misled the country on Vietnam. 795 00:39:32,159 --> 00:39:34,025 The bombshell series has appeared 796 00:39:34,027 --> 00:39:36,394 for the last two days in The New York Times. 797 00:39:36,396 --> 00:39:38,796 (CHANTING) We don't want your stinking war. 798 00:39:38,798 --> 00:39:40,398 One, two, three, four. 799 00:39:40,400 --> 00:39:42,737 We don't want your stinking war. 800 00:39:44,538 --> 00:39:46,037 ♪ I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways ♪ 801 00:39:46,039 --> 00:39:49,374 MAN: Not for what is politic but for what is right. 802 00:39:49,376 --> 00:39:50,307 WOMAN: Right! 803 00:39:50,309 --> 00:39:52,943 Like my brother Mario said... 804 00:39:52,945 --> 00:39:55,213 "There is a time when the operation 805 00:39:55,215 --> 00:39:57,349 "of the machine becomes so odious... 806 00:39:57,351 --> 00:40:00,251 "that you've got to put your body upon the gears... 807 00:40:00,253 --> 00:40:02,920 "and upon the wheels, and upon the levers... 808 00:40:02,922 --> 00:40:05,157 "and you've got to make it stop." 809 00:40:05,159 --> 00:40:06,490 (CHANTING) One, two, three four. 810 00:40:06,492 --> 00:40:08,793 We don't want your stinking war. 811 00:40:08,795 --> 00:40:11,295 MAN: Someone gives up his life, 812 00:40:11,297 --> 00:40:13,030 so that the President... 813 00:40:13,032 --> 00:40:14,900 doesn't have to admit something 814 00:40:14,902 --> 00:40:16,467 the entire world already knows. 815 00:40:16,469 --> 00:40:18,101 Your dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Rosenthal 816 00:40:18,103 --> 00:40:19,304 is at seven in the Oak Room... 817 00:40:19,306 --> 00:40:20,604 and then I'll meet you tomorrow morning 818 00:40:20,606 --> 00:40:21,472 in the lobby at eight... 819 00:40:21,474 --> 00:40:22,541 so you'll have plenty of time 820 00:40:22,543 --> 00:40:23,842 to get downtown before the offering. 821 00:40:23,844 --> 00:40:25,209 And the breakfast. 822 00:40:25,211 --> 00:40:27,612 HOWARD: "All designed to meet these five desiderata." 823 00:40:27,614 --> 00:40:28,782 (PHONE RINGS) 824 00:40:29,983 --> 00:40:31,083 Bagdikian. 825 00:40:31,085 --> 00:40:32,583 HARRY: It's Harry Rowen. 826 00:40:32,585 --> 00:40:36,589 Hey, uh, let me call you back from outside the newsroom. 827 00:40:59,211 --> 00:41:03,347 Excuse me, are you important? 828 00:41:03,349 --> 00:41:05,650 I'm a general assignment reporter. 829 00:41:05,652 --> 00:41:07,153 Okay. 830 00:41:39,219 --> 00:41:41,219 Uh, I think I got something. 831 00:41:41,221 --> 00:41:42,688 Be my guest. 832 00:41:42,690 --> 00:41:44,222 BEN: Can we lose The New York Times from the nut graph? 833 00:41:44,224 --> 00:41:45,590 Ben, they are the source of the story. 834 00:41:45,592 --> 00:41:47,659 Every time I read The New York Times above the fold... 835 00:41:47,661 --> 00:41:48,793 - Mr. Bradlee? - No. 836 00:41:48,795 --> 00:41:50,695 I feel like somebody's shoving a hot poker up my ass. 837 00:41:50,697 --> 00:41:51,996 CHALMERS: All right, just say The Times, 838 00:41:51,998 --> 00:41:53,197 and drop it a graph below the fold. 839 00:41:53,199 --> 00:41:54,266 HOWARD: There you go. 840 00:41:54,268 --> 00:41:55,568 BEN: That would be less painful. 841 00:41:56,235 --> 00:41:57,635 I think I got something. 842 00:41:57,637 --> 00:41:59,537 BEN: "McNaughton had McNamara plan for action." 843 00:41:59,539 --> 00:42:02,039 Well, that's two months before the election. 844 00:42:02,041 --> 00:42:03,541 "Suggested sending large numbers 845 00:42:03,543 --> 00:42:05,175 "of U.S. forces to interlard." 846 00:42:05,177 --> 00:42:06,311 "Interlard"? 847 00:42:06,313 --> 00:42:07,378 Where'd you get these? 848 00:42:07,380 --> 00:42:08,679 Somebody left them on my desk. 849 00:42:08,681 --> 00:42:10,148 BEN: All these guys sound like they sleep 850 00:42:10,150 --> 00:42:11,652 with a damn thesaurus. 851 00:42:12,751 --> 00:42:15,820 So McNaughton was secretly suggesting to McNamara... 852 00:42:15,822 --> 00:42:16,854 to provoke the North so we'd 853 00:42:16,856 --> 00:42:18,123 - have grounds for escalation? - CHALMERS: Yep. 854 00:42:18,125 --> 00:42:19,758 Yeah, it was in The Times article. 855 00:42:19,760 --> 00:42:21,525 It was a good piece. You should check it out. 856 00:42:21,527 --> 00:42:22,894 - It was well-written. - Jesus Christ. 857 00:42:22,896 --> 00:42:25,262 Give it to someone who can't type 91 words a minute... 858 00:42:25,264 --> 00:42:27,065 and have it proofed, okay? 859 00:42:27,067 --> 00:42:28,365 - Ben? - Yeah? 860 00:42:28,367 --> 00:42:30,101 I think we got something. 861 00:42:30,103 --> 00:42:31,539 What is it? 862 00:42:39,612 --> 00:42:40,914 Jesus Christ. 863 00:42:41,782 --> 00:42:43,180 Shit. Are these 864 00:42:43,182 --> 00:42:44,782 part of the pages of the McNamara study? 865 00:42:44,784 --> 00:42:45,950 Where did you get these? 866 00:42:45,952 --> 00:42:47,686 Somebody left them on my desk. 867 00:42:47,688 --> 00:42:48,720 On your desk? 868 00:42:48,722 --> 00:42:51,155 - I didn't... It was a woman. - A woman? 869 00:42:51,157 --> 00:42:53,891 We got over 100 pages of the McNamara study here. 870 00:42:53,893 --> 00:42:55,894 A hippie woman. 871 00:42:55,896 --> 00:42:57,427 Hey, Debbie, get me Bagdikian. 872 00:42:57,429 --> 00:42:58,528 She had one of those skirts... 873 00:42:58,530 --> 00:43:00,499 He's out. He went somewhere. 874 00:43:00,501 --> 00:43:01,365 Fine. 875 00:43:01,367 --> 00:43:02,766 Probably between 5'4 " and 5'6"... 876 00:43:02,768 --> 00:43:07,037 If these are the real thing, we are back in the ballgame. 877 00:43:07,039 --> 00:43:08,472 It was a tie-dye skirt. 878 00:43:08,474 --> 00:43:11,641 And this is gonna be the front page of tomorrow's paper. 879 00:43:11,643 --> 00:43:15,748 Um... Give it to Marder. It's his lucky day. 880 00:43:21,989 --> 00:43:24,257 My God, the fun. 881 00:43:24,757 --> 00:43:26,190 (CHUCKLES) 882 00:43:26,192 --> 00:43:27,458 WOMAN: (ON PHONE) RAND Corporation. 883 00:43:27,460 --> 00:43:28,996 BAGDIKIAN: Harry Rowen, please. 884 00:43:34,300 --> 00:43:35,534 HARRY: This is Harry. 885 00:43:35,536 --> 00:43:37,534 Harry, it's Ben Bagdikian. 886 00:43:37,536 --> 00:43:39,670 You think someone's bugging your phone? 887 00:43:39,672 --> 00:43:43,307 I think someone might be bugging yours. 888 00:43:43,309 --> 00:43:45,909 Why would someone bug my phone? 889 00:43:45,911 --> 00:43:47,278 If I thought the McNamara study 890 00:43:47,280 --> 00:43:48,512 had leaked from RAND... 891 00:43:48,514 --> 00:43:51,816 I'd bug the phone of the president of RAND. 892 00:43:51,818 --> 00:43:53,517 It's a DoD study. 893 00:43:53,519 --> 00:43:56,054 A copy of which was sent to RAND for safekeeping. 894 00:43:56,056 --> 00:43:59,724 Two copies, if I'm not mistaken. 895 00:43:59,726 --> 00:44:02,760 Jesus Christ, Ben, that leak didn't come from us. 896 00:44:02,762 --> 00:44:04,398 You sure about that? 897 00:44:04,998 --> 00:44:06,498 Look, in my experience... 898 00:44:06,500 --> 00:44:08,266 guys who want stuff like this out there 899 00:44:08,268 --> 00:44:09,467 and have the guts to do it... 900 00:44:09,469 --> 00:44:10,767 they're a particular type. 901 00:44:10,769 --> 00:44:12,369 They've got conscience and conviction... 902 00:44:12,371 --> 00:44:14,639 but they've also got ego. 903 00:44:14,641 --> 00:44:17,175 Now, there's a guy that we both know, okay? 904 00:44:17,177 --> 00:44:19,010 He was there the same time as I was. 905 00:44:19,012 --> 00:44:20,445 He left right after. 906 00:44:20,447 --> 00:44:22,380 You know who I'm talking about, right? 907 00:44:22,382 --> 00:44:23,782 Isn't he the first guy you thought of 908 00:44:23,784 --> 00:44:26,452 when you saw the article in The Times? 909 00:44:28,822 --> 00:44:31,722 Okay, look, I gotta go. 910 00:44:31,724 --> 00:44:33,293 (LINE DISCONNECTS) 911 00:44:39,097 --> 00:44:40,465 Mr. and Mrs. Rosenthal. 912 00:44:40,467 --> 00:44:42,536 - Oh, yes, I see. - You're welcome. 913 00:44:44,304 --> 00:44:45,436 ABE: I don't wanna push it. 914 00:44:45,438 --> 00:44:47,072 - Hi. - ABE: Ah, Kay. 915 00:44:47,074 --> 00:44:48,238 What a treat! 916 00:44:48,240 --> 00:44:50,008 I'm just going to apologize in advance. 917 00:44:50,010 --> 00:44:51,376 Great to see you. 918 00:44:51,378 --> 00:44:55,079 I'm no fun at all, Abe. I'm just so nervous... 919 00:44:55,081 --> 00:44:56,581 about tomorrow at the stock exchange. 920 00:44:56,583 --> 00:44:58,182 And I have to make a big speech. 921 00:44:58,184 --> 00:44:59,784 - No, no, no, no. - Poor you. 922 00:44:59,786 --> 00:45:02,253 No, going public is a good move for The Post. 923 00:45:02,255 --> 00:45:04,354 Maybe you can even think about expanding. 924 00:45:04,356 --> 00:45:06,657 Try to be more of a national paper. 925 00:45:06,659 --> 00:45:08,459 I wish Abe would let me buy shares. 926 00:45:08,461 --> 00:45:10,394 That's against company policy... 927 00:45:10,396 --> 00:45:12,930 but if you're nervous and need distraction... 928 00:45:12,932 --> 00:45:16,068 I do happen to have a copy of today's Times. 929 00:45:16,070 --> 00:45:17,071 - (LAUGHS) - Abe! 930 00:45:18,070 --> 00:45:19,670 Unless you read it already. 931 00:45:19,672 --> 00:45:23,141 Oh, you awful man. You really are. 932 00:45:23,143 --> 00:45:24,575 Can we get you something to drink? 933 00:45:24,577 --> 00:45:26,845 MURREY: Bundy argues for sustained bombing. 934 00:45:26,847 --> 00:45:27,811 BEN: Great stuff. 935 00:45:27,813 --> 00:45:29,079 MURREY: He thinks it'll turn the tide. 936 00:45:29,081 --> 00:45:30,280 This is February of '65. 937 00:45:30,282 --> 00:45:31,650 BEN: Jesus Christ. 938 00:45:31,652 --> 00:45:33,985 But by April, they realize it's not gonna cut it... 939 00:45:33,987 --> 00:45:35,753 and LBJ sends two battalions. 940 00:45:35,755 --> 00:45:37,121 - BEN: Great stuff. - HOWARD: And get this. 941 00:45:37,123 --> 00:45:38,557 He changes the mission 942 00:45:38,559 --> 00:45:40,657 from base security to active combat. 943 00:45:40,659 --> 00:45:42,594 - My God. - It's a huge shift. 944 00:45:42,596 --> 00:45:44,128 He's widening the war. 945 00:45:44,130 --> 00:45:45,796 But he insists on secrecy. 946 00:45:45,798 --> 00:45:47,432 The American people are not to be told. 947 00:45:47,434 --> 00:45:48,900 All right, okay. So this is the real deal... 948 00:45:48,902 --> 00:45:50,702 so how long till you can write it up? 949 00:45:50,704 --> 00:45:52,369 I can have it for Thursday. 950 00:45:52,371 --> 00:45:53,505 Well, what if we pretend 951 00:45:53,507 --> 00:45:55,706 you're a reporter, not a novelist? 952 00:45:55,708 --> 00:45:57,208 Uh, I suppose I could pull 953 00:45:57,210 --> 00:45:58,642 something together by tomorrow night. 954 00:45:58,644 --> 00:46:00,646 Okay, we can run it on Wednesday. 955 00:46:01,815 --> 00:46:03,581 MURREY: I know we need to get this out, Ben, 956 00:46:03,583 --> 00:46:05,016 but I'd like to spend a minute... 957 00:46:05,018 --> 00:46:07,418 going through what we've got on Rolling Thunder. 958 00:46:07,420 --> 00:46:08,987 BEN: Go through all the research you want... 959 00:46:08,989 --> 00:46:10,755 but so help me God, if we don't have 960 00:46:10,757 --> 00:46:12,389 these pages by tomorrow night... 961 00:46:12,391 --> 00:46:13,691 we might as well not have them at all. 962 00:46:13,693 --> 00:46:14,762 Too late. 963 00:46:15,961 --> 00:46:17,028 BEN: What? 964 00:46:17,030 --> 00:46:18,432 Times already has it. 965 00:46:22,367 --> 00:46:23,700 Well, of course they have it. 966 00:46:23,702 --> 00:46:25,970 "President Johnson decided on April 1, 1965..." 967 00:46:25,972 --> 00:46:28,706 Of course The Times had... Written by Neil Sheehan. 968 00:46:28,708 --> 00:46:31,342 "...because a month of bombing..." 969 00:46:31,344 --> 00:46:32,744 NIXON: Neil Sheehan's a bastard. 970 00:46:32,746 --> 00:46:34,211 He's been a bastard for years. 971 00:46:34,213 --> 00:46:36,079 EHRLICHMAN: Mr. President, the Attorney General 972 00:46:36,081 --> 00:46:37,481 has called a couple times... 973 00:46:37,483 --> 00:46:40,418 about these New York Times stories. 974 00:46:40,420 --> 00:46:42,153 NIXON: You mean to prosecute The Times? 975 00:46:42,155 --> 00:46:43,588 Hell, my view is 976 00:46:43,590 --> 00:46:45,490 to prosecute the goddamn pricks that gave it to 'em. 977 00:46:45,492 --> 00:46:46,590 EHRLICHMAN: If you can find out who that is. 978 00:46:46,592 --> 00:46:47,724 NIXON: Yeah, I know. 979 00:46:47,726 --> 00:46:49,559 I mean, could The Times be prosecuted? 980 00:46:49,561 --> 00:46:51,628 EHRLICHMAN: Apparently so. 981 00:46:51,630 --> 00:46:52,796 NIXON: As far as The Times is concerned, 982 00:46:52,798 --> 00:46:54,132 hell, they're our enemies. 983 00:46:54,134 --> 00:46:56,900 I think we just oughta do it. 984 00:46:56,902 --> 00:46:58,838 Son of a bitch. 985 00:47:02,009 --> 00:47:03,175 Abe Rosenthal. 986 00:47:03,177 --> 00:47:05,945 Good evening. Their table is right over there, sir. 987 00:47:07,514 --> 00:47:09,514 ABE: Brownell and Loeb over at Lord Day and Lord... 988 00:47:09,516 --> 00:47:12,883 told Punch in no uncertain terms not to publish. 989 00:47:12,885 --> 00:47:15,052 Only after Scotty Reston threatened 990 00:47:15,054 --> 00:47:16,653 to publish in the Vineyard Gazette... 991 00:47:16,655 --> 00:47:18,289 did Punch decide to print. 992 00:47:18,291 --> 00:47:20,825 Wouldn't have had quite the same impact. 993 00:47:20,827 --> 00:47:21,925 (LAUGHING) 994 00:47:21,927 --> 00:47:22,929 Jimmy. 995 00:47:24,797 --> 00:47:28,967 We've been asked to refrain from further publication... 996 00:47:28,969 --> 00:47:31,104 by the Attorney General. 997 00:47:32,505 --> 00:47:35,008 Nixon's taking us to court? 998 00:47:41,081 --> 00:47:42,780 Kay, I'm sorry... 999 00:47:42,782 --> 00:47:44,050 Oh, no. 1000 00:47:45,952 --> 00:47:47,020 (SIGHS) 1001 00:47:47,786 --> 00:47:48,922 Gosh. 1002 00:47:50,356 --> 00:47:52,125 (BREATHES DEEPLY) 1003 00:47:53,659 --> 00:47:55,525 Why don't I go get the check? 1004 00:47:55,527 --> 00:47:57,028 No, sit tight, don't argue with me. 1005 00:47:57,030 --> 00:47:58,966 I'll be right back. 1006 00:48:04,137 --> 00:48:06,604 Mr. Rosenthal had to leave on business. 1007 00:48:06,606 --> 00:48:08,505 Certainly, we'll put it on his tab. 1008 00:48:08,507 --> 00:48:09,740 No, I'll take the bill, 1009 00:48:09,742 --> 00:48:12,476 but could I trouble you to use your telephone? 1010 00:48:12,478 --> 00:48:13,913 But of course, madam. 1011 00:48:21,621 --> 00:48:23,722 There's a fella I overlapped with at RAND. 1012 00:48:23,724 --> 00:48:25,822 He was a bit of a showboat, but smart. 1013 00:48:25,824 --> 00:48:27,525 And he worked for McNamara... 1014 00:48:27,527 --> 00:48:28,758 and he had opinions 1015 00:48:28,760 --> 00:48:31,862 on the decision-making that went into Vietnam. 1016 00:48:31,864 --> 00:48:32,762 BEN: Okay. 1017 00:48:32,764 --> 00:48:35,700 Word is, he doved. Pretty hard. 1018 00:48:35,702 --> 00:48:37,769 BEN: Would he have access to the study? 1019 00:48:37,771 --> 00:48:39,871 Pretty sure RAND had a copy. 1020 00:48:39,873 --> 00:48:43,074 BEN: No shit. All right, well, can you find him? 1021 00:48:43,076 --> 00:48:45,242 Thought maybe I'd try. 1022 00:48:45,244 --> 00:48:46,313 (INTERCOM BUZZES) 1023 00:48:48,547 --> 00:48:50,950 DEBBIE: I've got Mrs. Graham on the line. 1024 00:48:52,152 --> 00:48:53,885 Katharine. 1025 00:48:53,887 --> 00:48:57,655 KAY: Hey, listen, I've got tomorrow's headline. 1026 00:48:57,657 --> 00:49:00,724 Oh, Christ, okay, again? 1027 00:49:00,726 --> 00:49:02,860 John Mitchell contacted The Times. 1028 00:49:02,862 --> 00:49:05,999 Seems the President is going to seek an injunction. 1029 00:49:06,565 --> 00:49:08,532 No, shit. 1030 00:49:08,534 --> 00:49:10,800 This means that we're in the goddamn ballgame. 1031 00:49:10,802 --> 00:49:13,037 Because if The Times gets shut down... 1032 00:49:13,039 --> 00:49:14,139 If they get shut down, 1033 00:49:14,141 --> 00:49:17,008 there is no ballgame. Ballgame's over. 1034 00:49:17,010 --> 00:49:18,041 Now, Katharine, 1035 00:49:18,043 --> 00:49:20,679 anybody would kill to have a crack at this. 1036 00:49:20,681 --> 00:49:23,481 Well, sure, but not if it means breaking the law. 1037 00:49:23,483 --> 00:49:27,651 If a federal judge stops The Times from publishing... 1038 00:49:27,653 --> 00:49:30,121 well, I don't see how we could publish... 1039 00:49:30,123 --> 00:49:32,858 even if we could get hold of a copy. 1040 00:49:35,594 --> 00:49:38,764 Ben? You have something? 1041 00:49:39,865 --> 00:49:41,499 No. 1042 00:49:41,501 --> 00:49:44,601 Okay, so then there's nothing to talk about really. 1043 00:49:44,603 --> 00:49:47,671 No, nothing to talk about at all... 1044 00:49:47,673 --> 00:49:50,708 but thank you for the tip, Mrs. Graham. 1045 00:49:50,710 --> 00:49:51,809 (BOTH CHUCKLE) 1046 00:49:51,811 --> 00:49:54,047 What are you still doing here? 1047 00:49:57,617 --> 00:49:59,820 (TRAFFIC NOISES) 1048 00:50:17,804 --> 00:50:19,306 KAY: Excuse me. 1049 00:50:23,076 --> 00:50:24,344 All right. 1050 00:50:25,778 --> 00:50:27,177 (INDISTINCT CHATTER) 1051 00:50:27,179 --> 00:50:28,445 Oh, there she is. 1052 00:50:28,447 --> 00:50:30,046 - KAY: Hello. - How are ya, Kay? 1053 00:50:30,048 --> 00:50:32,316 Good morning, everyone. Good to see you. 1054 00:50:32,318 --> 00:50:33,184 MAN: Hello? 1055 00:50:33,186 --> 00:50:34,885 Yeah, I'm looking for Dan Ellsberg. 1056 00:50:34,887 --> 00:50:36,653 He doesn't work here anymore. 1057 00:50:36,655 --> 00:50:38,488 Do you know where he is now? 1058 00:50:38,490 --> 00:50:40,624 No, I don't. Who is this? 1059 00:50:40,626 --> 00:50:42,092 Thank you. 1060 00:50:42,094 --> 00:50:44,662 EXCHANGE PRESIDENT: And it is my great privilege to welcome 1061 00:50:44,664 --> 00:50:46,764 The Washington Post Company... 1062 00:50:46,766 --> 00:50:49,268 to the American Stock Exchange. 1063 00:50:54,007 --> 00:50:56,507 More than a privilege, Mrs. Graham. 1064 00:50:56,509 --> 00:50:58,043 This is a real honor. 1065 00:50:58,045 --> 00:50:59,008 (LINE RINGING) 1066 00:50:59,010 --> 00:51:00,110 KAREN: Hello, this is Karen. 1067 00:51:00,112 --> 00:51:01,545 Yeah, I'm looking for Dan Ellsberg. 1068 00:51:01,547 --> 00:51:03,150 You got the wrong number. 1069 00:51:05,451 --> 00:51:06,550 Speech. 1070 00:51:06,552 --> 00:51:08,889 Go and project confidence, Kay. 1071 00:51:10,690 --> 00:51:11,892 Gentlemen... 1072 00:51:12,657 --> 00:51:15,224 thank you all for helping make 1073 00:51:15,226 --> 00:51:18,030 The Washington Post a more robust company. 1074 00:51:18,731 --> 00:51:20,030 (LINE RINGING) 1075 00:51:20,032 --> 00:51:21,798 RECEPTIONIST: Center for International Studies. 1076 00:51:21,800 --> 00:51:23,601 Yeah, I'm looking for Dan Ellsberg. 1077 00:51:23,603 --> 00:51:25,137 He's not here. 1078 00:51:26,304 --> 00:51:27,938 But he still works there? 1079 00:51:27,940 --> 00:51:30,907 Yes. Can I take a message? 1080 00:51:30,909 --> 00:51:33,677 Uh, tell him Ben Bagdikian called. 1081 00:51:33,679 --> 00:51:34,778 EXCHANGE PRESIDENT: Congratulations. 1082 00:51:34,780 --> 00:51:35,845 PHOTOGRAPHER: Guys, why don't we 1083 00:51:35,847 --> 00:51:37,180 get together for a photograph? 1084 00:51:37,182 --> 00:51:38,349 EXCHANGE PRESIDENT: Yes. PAUL: Good idea. Absolutely. 1085 00:51:38,351 --> 00:51:39,650 PHOTOGRAPHER: Here we go. KAY: Let me see it. 1086 00:51:39,652 --> 00:51:41,619 - PAUL: Smile, Kay. - Shall I hold it? 1087 00:51:41,621 --> 00:51:43,287 You just bought a share of The Post! 1088 00:51:43,289 --> 00:51:45,822 I know. I'm so happy. 1089 00:51:45,824 --> 00:51:51,128 1.35 million shares at $24.50 a share. 1090 00:51:51,130 --> 00:51:54,097 (CHEERING) 1091 00:51:54,099 --> 00:51:56,534 I believe this will not only make The Post solvent... 1092 00:51:56,536 --> 00:51:58,802 but stronger than it ever has been. 1093 00:51:58,804 --> 00:51:59,936 - To The Post! - ALL: The Post! 1094 00:51:59,938 --> 00:52:01,706 He said to call from a secure phone. 1095 00:52:01,708 --> 00:52:03,009 Mmm-hmm. 1096 00:52:09,949 --> 00:52:11,548 I hear Kennedy said Phil Graham 1097 00:52:11,550 --> 00:52:12,983 was the smartest man he ever met. 1098 00:52:12,985 --> 00:52:15,786 Yeah, for Kay's father to hand her husband the company... 1099 00:52:15,788 --> 00:52:17,688 says something about the guy. 1100 00:52:17,690 --> 00:52:20,992 I thought it said something about the time. 1101 00:52:20,994 --> 00:52:22,492 HOWARD: Turn it up. 1102 00:52:22,494 --> 00:52:24,128 WALTER CRONKITE: Good evening. The New York Times late today 1103 00:52:24,130 --> 00:52:26,296 was barred, at least until Saturday... 1104 00:52:26,298 --> 00:52:29,032 from publishing any more classified documents... 1105 00:52:29,034 --> 00:52:32,836 dealing with the cause and conduct of the Vietnam War. 1106 00:52:32,838 --> 00:52:34,771 The Times, true to its word... 1107 00:52:34,773 --> 00:52:36,307 said it would abide by the decision 1108 00:52:36,309 --> 00:52:38,275 of Federal Judge Murray Gurfein... 1109 00:52:38,277 --> 00:52:40,543 but will resist a permanent injunction 1110 00:52:40,545 --> 00:52:41,912 at a hearing Friday. 1111 00:52:41,914 --> 00:52:43,847 The Nixon administration have charged that 1112 00:52:43,849 --> 00:52:45,916 the final two parts of The Times' series... 1113 00:52:45,918 --> 00:52:47,651 would result in irreparable injury 1114 00:52:47,653 --> 00:52:49,286 to the national defense. 1115 00:52:49,288 --> 00:52:51,054 Hell, why bother fighting the communists? 1116 00:52:51,056 --> 00:52:52,757 Think Jefferson just rolled over in his grave. 1117 00:52:52,759 --> 00:52:55,793 Have the courts ever stopped a paper from publishing before? 1118 00:52:55,795 --> 00:52:59,363 Not in the history of the republic. 1119 00:52:59,365 --> 00:53:01,731 Good thing we're not part of this mess. 1120 00:53:01,733 --> 00:53:04,969 I'd give my left one to be in this mess. 1121 00:53:04,971 --> 00:53:07,371 There's our front page lede tomorrow. 1122 00:53:07,373 --> 00:53:08,909 Chal, that's yours. 1123 00:53:09,474 --> 00:53:11,374 All right. 1124 00:53:11,376 --> 00:53:14,346 Party's over. Let's get back to our jobs. 1125 00:53:16,949 --> 00:53:18,150 (TV SWITCHES OFF) 1126 00:53:22,521 --> 00:53:24,523 (CHATTERING) 1127 00:53:29,461 --> 00:53:32,429 - MR. BOSTON: Hello? - Hi, it's Ben. 1128 00:53:32,431 --> 00:53:34,197 - Yes. - Dan? 1129 00:53:34,199 --> 00:53:35,365 No. 1130 00:53:35,367 --> 00:53:39,237 Oh, I'm trying to get a hold of a fella I used to know... 1131 00:53:39,239 --> 00:53:41,704 617-597-4580. 1132 00:53:41,706 --> 00:53:43,009 Okay. 1133 00:53:45,811 --> 00:53:47,580 Hold on. 1134 00:53:48,847 --> 00:53:50,548 Was it 4580? 1135 00:53:50,550 --> 00:53:52,383 Call from another phone. 1136 00:53:52,385 --> 00:53:56,489 617-597-4580. 1137 00:54:06,233 --> 00:54:10,537 617-597-4580. 1138 00:54:17,376 --> 00:54:18,909 (LINE RINGS) 1139 00:54:18,911 --> 00:54:20,311 DANIEL: Hello? 1140 00:54:20,313 --> 00:54:23,380 - Yeah, I'm looking for... - Yeah. Hey, Ben, it's Dan. 1141 00:54:23,382 --> 00:54:26,883 Dan, it's good to hear your voice. 1142 00:54:26,885 --> 00:54:28,586 Yeah, it's been a while. 1143 00:54:28,588 --> 00:54:29,956 Yeah. 1144 00:54:44,336 --> 00:54:45,338 (KNOCKS) 1145 00:54:48,106 --> 00:54:50,309 - DANIEL: Who is it? - It's Ben. 1146 00:54:59,751 --> 00:55:00,987 Ben. 1147 00:55:01,320 --> 00:55:02,621 Dan. 1148 00:55:08,059 --> 00:55:10,795 The study had 47 volumes. 1149 00:55:10,797 --> 00:55:12,530 I slipped out a couple at a time. 1150 00:55:12,532 --> 00:55:14,067 Took me months to copy it all. 1151 00:55:17,836 --> 00:55:19,070 What the hell? 1152 00:55:19,072 --> 00:55:22,039 Well, we were all former government guys. 1153 00:55:22,041 --> 00:55:23,941 Top clearance, all of that. 1154 00:55:23,943 --> 00:55:25,976 McNamara wanted academics to have 1155 00:55:25,978 --> 00:55:27,811 the chance to examine what had happened. 1156 00:55:27,813 --> 00:55:28,912 He would say to us, 1157 00:55:28,914 --> 00:55:30,613 "Let the chips fall where they may." 1158 00:55:30,615 --> 00:55:31,816 Brave man. 1159 00:55:31,818 --> 00:55:34,584 Well, I think guilt was a bigger motivator than courage. 1160 00:55:34,586 --> 00:55:36,487 McNamara didn't lie as well as the rest... 1161 00:55:36,489 --> 00:55:39,590 but I don't think he saw what was coming, what we'd find. 1162 00:55:39,592 --> 00:55:41,825 But it didn't take him long to figure out... 1163 00:55:41,827 --> 00:55:42,927 well, for us all to figure out 1164 00:55:42,929 --> 00:55:44,762 if the public ever saw these papers... 1165 00:55:44,764 --> 00:55:46,396 they would turn against the war. 1166 00:55:46,398 --> 00:55:49,400 Covert ops, guaranteed debt, rigged elections? 1167 00:55:49,402 --> 00:55:53,336 It's all in there. Ike, Kennedy, Johnson. 1168 00:55:53,338 --> 00:55:55,039 They violated the Geneva Convention. 1169 00:55:55,041 --> 00:55:57,775 They lied to Congress and they lied to the public. 1170 00:55:57,777 --> 00:56:01,945 They knew we couldn't win and still sent boys to die. 1171 00:56:01,947 --> 00:56:03,682 What about Nixon? 1172 00:56:04,951 --> 00:56:06,749 He's just carrying on like all the others. 1173 00:56:06,751 --> 00:56:10,023 Too afraid to be the one who loses the war on his watch. 1174 00:56:11,423 --> 00:56:14,291 Someone said this at some point... 1175 00:56:14,293 --> 00:56:17,230 about why we stayed when we knew we were losing. 1176 00:56:18,197 --> 00:56:20,731 10% was to help the South Vietnamese. 1177 00:56:20,733 --> 00:56:22,602 20% was to hold back the commies. 1178 00:56:23,570 --> 00:56:25,802 70% was to avoid 1179 00:56:25,804 --> 00:56:28,572 the humiliation of an American defeat. 1180 00:56:28,574 --> 00:56:32,776 70% of those boys... 1181 00:56:32,778 --> 00:56:35,081 just to avoid being humiliated? 1182 00:56:35,681 --> 00:56:37,317 That stuck with me. 1183 00:56:37,650 --> 00:56:38,785 (SIGHS) 1184 00:56:43,922 --> 00:56:46,222 (BREATHES HEAVILY) 1185 00:56:46,224 --> 00:56:48,157 They're gonna come after you, you know. 1186 00:56:48,159 --> 00:56:50,461 And I gotta be honest... 1187 00:56:50,463 --> 00:56:53,365 the bread crumbs weren't too hard to follow. 1188 00:56:54,867 --> 00:56:56,102 I know. 1189 00:56:58,204 --> 00:57:00,570 They're gonna lock you up, Dan. 1190 00:57:00,572 --> 00:57:03,710 Wouldn't you go to prison to stop this war? 1191 00:57:05,577 --> 00:57:07,780 Theoretically, sure. 1192 00:57:11,016 --> 00:57:14,353 You are gonna publish these documents? 1193 00:57:16,688 --> 00:57:18,090 Yeah. 1194 00:57:18,891 --> 00:57:21,628 Even with the injunction? 1195 00:57:23,262 --> 00:57:24,431 Yes. 1196 00:57:27,032 --> 00:57:28,331 (CHUCKLES) 1197 00:57:28,333 --> 00:57:31,570 Well, then it's not so theoretical then, is it? 1198 00:57:35,875 --> 00:57:37,476 (LIGHTER CLINKING) 1199 00:57:42,181 --> 00:57:45,318 I'm gonna go do some work in the studio. 1200 00:57:53,492 --> 00:57:56,429 My day was great, thanks for asking. 1201 00:58:12,777 --> 00:58:15,614 That picture makes me sad. 1202 00:58:16,815 --> 00:58:18,483 Me too. 1203 00:58:18,485 --> 00:58:19,818 (PHONE RINGS) 1204 00:58:23,556 --> 00:58:25,255 - Bradlee. - BAGDIKIAN: I'm in Boston. 1205 00:58:25,257 --> 00:58:27,490 I'm gonna need two seats. 1206 00:58:27,492 --> 00:58:28,425 Why? 1207 00:58:28,427 --> 00:58:30,594 I'm gonna need to buy two seats 1208 00:58:30,596 --> 00:58:32,128 on the first flight out tomorrow... 1209 00:58:32,130 --> 00:58:33,732 probably first class. 1210 00:58:34,833 --> 00:58:36,635 No shit, you have them? 1211 00:58:39,070 --> 00:58:41,537 Well then just get your ass back here... 1212 00:58:41,539 --> 00:58:43,106 and come straight to the house. 1213 00:58:43,108 --> 00:58:44,608 Get Chal and Meg and the others. 1214 00:58:44,610 --> 00:58:45,876 I don't want the whole newsroom 1215 00:58:45,878 --> 00:58:47,077 knowing about this yet. 1216 00:58:47,079 --> 00:58:48,378 I gotta go. 1217 00:58:48,380 --> 00:58:50,847 Didn't you just invite a bunch of people over? 1218 00:58:50,849 --> 00:58:52,048 Yeah. 1219 00:58:52,050 --> 00:58:54,284 Yeah, they'll show up sometime tomorrow. 1220 00:58:54,286 --> 00:58:55,418 When sometime tomorrow? 1221 00:58:55,420 --> 00:58:57,153 Is this a breakfast thing or a lunch thing? 1222 00:58:57,155 --> 00:58:59,289 - Don't know. - Do you need me to get things? 1223 00:58:59,291 --> 00:59:01,025 - Nah, we'll figure it all out. - Okay. 1224 00:59:01,027 --> 00:59:03,059 - Well, where are you going? - (GRUNTS) Out. 1225 00:59:03,061 --> 00:59:04,728 - You going to the newsroom? - No. 1226 00:59:04,730 --> 00:59:06,229 Love you, bear. 1227 00:59:06,231 --> 00:59:07,430 (DOORBELL RINGS) 1228 00:59:07,432 --> 00:59:09,566 I got a cake. I hope it's okay? 1229 00:59:09,568 --> 00:59:12,505 Oh, sure, as long as nobody counts the candles. 1230 00:59:14,340 --> 00:59:17,007 Uh, sorry to barge in again. 1231 00:59:17,009 --> 00:59:19,242 Maybe I should give you a key. 1232 00:59:19,244 --> 00:59:22,012 Ah, not here to crash your party. 1233 00:59:22,014 --> 00:59:23,146 What's up? 1234 00:59:23,148 --> 00:59:25,249 Well, I could use a minute. 1235 00:59:25,251 --> 00:59:27,554 - (MUSIC PLAYING) - (PEOPLE CHATTERING) 1236 00:59:32,356 --> 00:59:34,391 So, can I ask you a hypothetical question? 1237 00:59:34,393 --> 00:59:36,659 Oh, dear, I don't like hypothetical questions. 1238 00:59:36,661 --> 00:59:38,128 Well, I don't think you're gonna 1239 00:59:38,130 --> 00:59:39,665 like the real one either. 1240 00:59:42,802 --> 00:59:44,237 Do you have the papers? 1241 00:59:45,871 --> 00:59:47,240 Not yet. 1242 00:59:49,541 --> 00:59:50,673 (SIGHS) 1243 00:59:50,675 --> 00:59:54,311 (STUTTERS) Oh, gosh, because you know... 1244 00:59:54,313 --> 00:59:57,213 the position that would put me in. 1245 00:59:57,215 --> 00:59:58,682 You know, we have language 1246 00:59:58,684 --> 01:00:00,349 in the prospectus that we've... 1247 01:00:00,351 --> 01:00:02,820 Yeah, I know that the bankers can change their mind. 1248 01:00:02,822 --> 01:00:05,021 And I know what is at stake. 1249 01:00:05,023 --> 01:00:06,322 You know... 1250 01:00:06,324 --> 01:00:08,925 the only couple I knew that both Kennedy 1251 01:00:08,927 --> 01:00:10,528 and LBJ wanted to socialize with... 1252 01:00:10,530 --> 01:00:14,767 was you and your husband and you owned the damn paper. 1253 01:00:16,436 --> 01:00:18,334 Of course that's the way things worked. 1254 01:00:18,336 --> 01:00:20,604 Politicians and the press, they trusted each other... 1255 01:00:20,606 --> 01:00:22,305 so they could go to the same dinner party 1256 01:00:22,307 --> 01:00:23,807 and drink cocktails and tell jokes... 1257 01:00:23,809 --> 01:00:25,842 while there was a war waging in Vietnam. 1258 01:00:25,844 --> 01:00:27,543 Ben, I don't know what we're talking about. 1259 01:00:27,545 --> 01:00:29,546 I'm not protecting Lyndon. 1260 01:00:29,548 --> 01:00:30,914 No, you got his former Secretary of Defense, 1261 01:00:30,916 --> 01:00:32,048 Robert McNamara... 1262 01:00:32,050 --> 01:00:34,217 the man who commissioned this study. 1263 01:00:34,219 --> 01:00:35,619 He's one of about a dozen party guests... 1264 01:00:35,621 --> 01:00:37,420 - out on your patio. - I'm not protecting him. 1265 01:00:37,422 --> 01:00:38,487 I'm not protecting any of them. 1266 01:00:38,489 --> 01:00:39,789 I'm protecting the paper. 1267 01:00:39,791 --> 01:00:43,492 Yeah? Well, I wasn't a stooge for Jack Kennedy. 1268 01:00:43,494 --> 01:00:45,128 The night he was assassinated 1269 01:00:45,130 --> 01:00:47,465 Tony and I were down at the Naval Hospital... 1270 01:00:47,467 --> 01:00:51,200 so we would be there to meet Jackie when she landed. 1271 01:00:51,202 --> 01:00:52,269 She was bringing Jack's body 1272 01:00:52,271 --> 01:00:54,070 back on the plane from Dallas... 1273 01:00:54,072 --> 01:00:56,440 and she walked into the room. 1274 01:00:56,442 --> 01:00:58,374 She was still wearing that pink suit 1275 01:00:58,376 --> 01:01:00,911 with Jack's blood all over it. 1276 01:01:00,913 --> 01:01:04,113 She fell into Tony's arms and they held each other... 1277 01:01:04,115 --> 01:01:06,318 for quite a long time. 1278 01:01:08,086 --> 01:01:10,619 And then Jackie looked at me and said... 1279 01:01:10,621 --> 01:01:13,289 "None of this, none of what you see, 1280 01:01:13,291 --> 01:01:14,557 "none of what I say... 1281 01:01:14,559 --> 01:01:19,128 "is ever going to be in your newspaper, Ben." 1282 01:01:19,130 --> 01:01:22,099 And that just about broke my heart. 1283 01:01:22,101 --> 01:01:24,266 I never... (CHUCKLES) 1284 01:01:24,268 --> 01:01:26,036 I never thought of Jack as a source, 1285 01:01:26,038 --> 01:01:28,070 I thought of him as a friend. 1286 01:01:28,072 --> 01:01:30,440 And that was my mistake. 1287 01:01:30,442 --> 01:01:33,911 And it was something that Jack knew all along. 1288 01:01:33,913 --> 01:01:36,882 We can't be both. We have to choose. 1289 01:01:37,248 --> 01:01:38,849 And... 1290 01:01:38,851 --> 01:01:40,516 And that's the point. 1291 01:01:40,518 --> 01:01:42,552 The days of us all smoking cigars together 1292 01:01:42,554 --> 01:01:45,289 down on Pennsylvania Avenue are over. 1293 01:01:45,291 --> 01:01:49,495 Your friend McNamara's study proves that. 1294 01:01:50,295 --> 01:01:52,465 The way they lied. 1295 01:01:53,833 --> 01:01:55,999 The way they lied. 1296 01:01:56,001 --> 01:01:58,104 Those days have to be over. 1297 01:01:59,737 --> 01:02:02,838 We have to be the check on their power. 1298 01:02:02,840 --> 01:02:05,108 If we don't hold them accountable, 1299 01:02:05,110 --> 01:02:07,547 I mean, my God, who will? 1300 01:02:08,880 --> 01:02:10,648 Well, I've never smoked a cigar... 1301 01:02:10,650 --> 01:02:13,349 and I have no problem holding Lyndon or Jack... 1302 01:02:13,351 --> 01:02:15,719 or Bob or any of them accountable. 1303 01:02:15,721 --> 01:02:18,021 But we can't hold them accountable 1304 01:02:18,023 --> 01:02:19,925 if we don't have a newspaper. 1305 01:02:21,693 --> 01:02:24,260 When I get my hands on that study... 1306 01:02:24,262 --> 01:02:26,898 what are you going to do, Mrs. Graham? 1307 01:02:30,268 --> 01:02:32,302 Oh, uh... 1308 01:02:32,304 --> 01:02:33,871 Happy birthday, by the way. 1309 01:02:33,873 --> 01:02:36,407 - (MUSIC PLAYING) - (CHATTERING) 1310 01:02:36,409 --> 01:02:38,775 Oh, that's not what I heard. 1311 01:02:38,777 --> 01:02:39,976 Am I right? 1312 01:02:39,978 --> 01:02:41,747 (LAUGHING) 1313 01:02:45,617 --> 01:02:47,117 - Hi. Good morning. - Club soda. 1314 01:02:47,119 --> 01:02:48,788 - Enjoy your flight. - Yes, thank you. 1315 01:02:49,621 --> 01:02:51,722 Sir, I'm gonna need to put your seat 1316 01:02:51,724 --> 01:02:53,856 in the full upright position before takeoff. 1317 01:02:53,858 --> 01:02:54,893 (GRUNTS) Yeah. 1318 01:02:55,494 --> 01:02:57,661 Must be precious cargo. 1319 01:02:57,663 --> 01:03:00,831 Yeah. It's just government secrets. 1320 01:03:00,833 --> 01:03:04,570 (CHUCKLES) Please fasten your seatbelt. Thank you. 1321 01:03:17,583 --> 01:03:20,650 - You know why we're here? - Beats me. 1322 01:03:20,652 --> 01:03:22,418 - Hi, Marina. - Hi. 1323 01:03:22,420 --> 01:03:24,655 - Do you want lemonade? - Little early for me. 1324 01:03:24,657 --> 01:03:26,322 Loosen up, I'm buying. 1325 01:03:26,324 --> 01:03:28,624 What kinda lemonade do you have there? 1326 01:03:28,626 --> 01:03:31,494 Uh... It's the one with the lemons in it. 1327 01:03:31,496 --> 01:03:32,697 (CHUCKLES) Okay. 1328 01:03:33,965 --> 01:03:35,500 BAGDIKIAN: There you go. 1329 01:03:37,568 --> 01:03:39,771 Phil, help me out. 1330 01:03:41,472 --> 01:03:43,608 Grab my briefcase. 1331 01:03:45,376 --> 01:03:46,876 - Is that...? - Yep. 1332 01:03:46,878 --> 01:03:48,681 - (CAR DOOR SHUTS) - (CAR DRIVES AWAY) 1333 01:03:59,625 --> 01:04:01,157 It's not the full report 1334 01:04:01,159 --> 01:04:03,596 but it's over 4,000 pages of it. 1335 01:04:06,465 --> 01:04:08,599 - MEG: Are these in order? - I don't think so. 1336 01:04:08,601 --> 01:04:09,900 There are no page numbers. 1337 01:04:09,902 --> 01:04:11,800 Yeah, that's where the top secret stamps were. 1338 01:04:11,802 --> 01:04:13,302 My source had to cut 'em off. 1339 01:04:13,304 --> 01:04:14,737 I was supposed to retire on Friday. 1340 01:04:14,739 --> 01:04:16,273 Ben, how we supposed to comb through 1341 01:04:16,275 --> 01:04:17,407 4,000 pages of material? 1342 01:04:17,409 --> 01:04:18,575 They're not even loosely organized? 1343 01:04:18,577 --> 01:04:19,842 The Times had three months. 1344 01:04:19,844 --> 01:04:21,043 There's no way we can possibly get this done. 1345 01:04:21,045 --> 01:04:22,811 He's right. We've got less than eight hours. 1346 01:04:22,813 --> 01:04:24,447 We could shoot for city. Then we'd have ten. 1347 01:04:24,449 --> 01:04:25,916 Hey, hey, hey. For the last six years 1348 01:04:25,918 --> 01:04:27,416 we've been playin' catch-up... 1349 01:04:27,418 --> 01:04:28,519 and now thanks to 1350 01:04:28,521 --> 01:04:29,920 the President of the United States... 1351 01:04:29,922 --> 01:04:31,554 who, by the way, is taking a shit 1352 01:04:31,556 --> 01:04:33,222 all over the First Amendment... 1353 01:04:33,224 --> 01:04:34,891 we have the goods. 1354 01:04:34,893 --> 01:04:36,992 And we don't have any competition. 1355 01:04:36,994 --> 01:04:39,028 There's dozens of stories in here. 1356 01:04:39,030 --> 01:04:41,999 The Times has barely scratched the surface. 1357 01:04:42,001 --> 01:04:45,171 We have ten hours 'til the deadline... 1358 01:04:45,570 --> 01:04:47,606 so we dig in. 1359 01:04:51,010 --> 01:04:53,276 MEG: I think this memo's from McNamara. 1360 01:04:53,278 --> 01:04:54,844 "It is my belief that there should be 1361 01:04:54,846 --> 01:04:56,679 "a three- or four-week pause in bombing." 1362 01:04:56,681 --> 01:04:58,816 Wait, wait, wait. I saw the other half of that memo. 1363 01:04:58,818 --> 01:05:02,184 Anyone have the back half of a cable from Dulles in '54? 1364 01:05:02,186 --> 01:05:04,088 I thought I saw one from July. 1365 01:05:04,090 --> 01:05:06,389 Yeah, here it is. "The reasons for this belief... 1366 01:05:06,391 --> 01:05:08,291 "are that we must lay a foundation 1367 01:05:08,293 --> 01:05:09,726 "in the mind of the American public." 1368 01:05:09,728 --> 01:05:11,697 That's it! That's it! 1369 01:05:13,030 --> 01:05:14,664 So Johnson wasn't trying to make peace. 1370 01:05:14,666 --> 01:05:15,965 He was just manipulating the public? 1371 01:05:15,967 --> 01:05:18,969 Eyes out for a suspension in bombing from when? 1372 01:05:18,971 --> 01:05:20,570 '65 to '68. 1373 01:05:20,572 --> 01:05:21,905 CHALMERS: What about a memo 1374 01:05:21,907 --> 01:05:25,275 from Eisenhower's special committee on Indochina? 1375 01:05:25,277 --> 01:05:26,376 Uh, Meg read a part of one to me. 1376 01:05:26,378 --> 01:05:27,443 Meg? 1377 01:05:27,445 --> 01:05:28,677 BAGDIKIAN: Anybody see a mention 1378 01:05:28,679 --> 01:05:29,912 of the RAND Viet Cong study? 1379 01:05:29,914 --> 01:05:32,248 Yeah, I think this might be from your RAND study. 1380 01:05:32,250 --> 01:05:33,816 "VC are deeply committed. 1381 01:05:33,818 --> 01:05:35,851 "South Vietnam is a lost cause." 1382 01:05:35,853 --> 01:05:37,854 - Whoa! There you go. - Bingo. 1383 01:05:37,856 --> 01:05:39,356 - All right. - CHALMERS: Meg, I need the... 1384 01:05:39,358 --> 01:05:40,490 MEG: Yeah, I put it on the shelf. 1385 01:05:40,492 --> 01:05:43,159 Couple of piles. We're getting somewhere. 1386 01:05:43,161 --> 01:05:45,961 All right, it's 1:30. Four o'clock story conference. 1387 01:05:45,963 --> 01:05:48,097 Can I interest anyone in some lemonade? 1388 01:05:48,099 --> 01:05:49,800 - BEN: Yes! - Does it have vodka in it? 1389 01:05:49,802 --> 01:05:51,300 I don't put vodka in my lemonade. 1390 01:05:51,302 --> 01:05:52,401 BEN: Go easy on the kid. 1391 01:05:52,403 --> 01:05:53,737 CHALMERS: Why not? 1392 01:05:53,739 --> 01:05:55,070 - MURREY: How much, sweetheart? - MARINA: A quarter. 1393 01:05:55,072 --> 01:05:56,139 It's 50 cents. 1394 01:05:56,141 --> 01:05:58,243 - Inflation. - BEN: Price is going up. 1395 01:06:01,612 --> 01:06:03,213 Mr. Bradlee. 1396 01:06:03,215 --> 01:06:04,514 Roger Clark. 1397 01:06:04,516 --> 01:06:06,615 Oh, you're Roger Clark? 1398 01:06:06,617 --> 01:06:08,517 It's nice to meet you in person. 1399 01:06:08,519 --> 01:06:12,121 You are our senior legal counsel. 1400 01:06:12,123 --> 01:06:14,090 Yes, we've spoken on the phone. 1401 01:06:14,092 --> 01:06:15,791 My voice should sound familiar. 1402 01:06:15,793 --> 01:06:18,628 When did you finish law school? 1403 01:06:18,630 --> 01:06:21,030 - I graduated... - Rhetorical question. 1404 01:06:21,032 --> 01:06:23,166 You know, the guy we had before you 1405 01:06:23,168 --> 01:06:25,135 is now Secretary of State. 1406 01:06:25,137 --> 01:06:27,936 I did not know that. 1407 01:06:27,938 --> 01:06:29,873 A little joke, perhaps not the time. 1408 01:06:29,875 --> 01:06:31,474 What exactly can I help you with... 1409 01:06:31,476 --> 01:06:34,309 So, why would the CIA Director send a memo on war policy? 1410 01:06:34,311 --> 01:06:36,179 PHIL: Because they weren't calling it a war yet. 1411 01:06:36,181 --> 01:06:38,215 Okay, I've got turkey with mustard. 1412 01:06:38,217 --> 01:06:39,483 Roast beef with horseradish. 1413 01:06:39,485 --> 01:06:42,017 - Howard, come look at this. - Chal, you've gotta see this. 1414 01:06:42,019 --> 01:06:44,320 It's a full analysis of McNamara's 1415 01:06:44,322 --> 01:06:45,389 changing view of the war. 1416 01:06:45,391 --> 01:06:46,789 CHALMERS: Does it say anything about why he does? 1417 01:06:46,791 --> 01:06:48,525 So we knew they were gonna assassinate Diem. 1418 01:06:48,527 --> 01:06:50,025 Yeah, and we did nothing to stop it. 1419 01:06:50,027 --> 01:06:51,862 MEG: I think I got something on McNamara on the fireplace. 1420 01:06:51,864 --> 01:06:53,630 The other fireplace. 1421 01:06:53,632 --> 01:06:54,998 (OVERLAPPING CHATTER) 1422 01:06:55,000 --> 01:06:56,766 CHALMERS: Murrey, where's the back half of this one? 1423 01:06:56,768 --> 01:06:58,336 What's the thing you just gave me? 1424 01:06:59,672 --> 01:07:01,338 Tell me these aren't the classified documents 1425 01:07:01,340 --> 01:07:02,771 from the McNamara study. 1426 01:07:02,773 --> 01:07:04,575 4,000 pages of 'em. 1427 01:07:04,577 --> 01:07:07,443 - Hungry? - I need to use a phone. 1428 01:07:07,445 --> 01:07:09,545 There's one in the other room. 1429 01:07:09,547 --> 01:07:10,780 - PHIL: Two. - MEG: Is that it? 1430 01:07:10,782 --> 01:07:12,215 PHIL: This is it. This is it. 1431 01:07:12,217 --> 01:07:13,682 MURREY: Hmm? 1432 01:07:13,684 --> 01:07:15,517 PHIL: This is the other half of it. 1433 01:07:15,519 --> 01:07:17,255 (SNORING) 1434 01:07:23,628 --> 01:07:25,297 (BREATHES DEEPLY) 1435 01:07:26,731 --> 01:07:28,900 Oh, my God. 1436 01:07:30,467 --> 01:07:31,870 (SIGHS) 1437 01:07:46,083 --> 01:07:48,053 (SIGHS) 1438 01:07:56,527 --> 01:07:59,829 Hi. Thanks for letting me drop by. 1439 01:07:59,831 --> 01:08:02,164 - Marg still napping? - Yeah. 1440 01:08:02,166 --> 01:08:03,833 Do you mind if we talk in the sunroom? 1441 01:08:03,835 --> 01:08:05,269 Just so I can hear her if she wakes. 1442 01:08:05,271 --> 01:08:07,204 No, of course not. I can't stay long. 1443 01:08:07,206 --> 01:08:08,905 I've got a big event at the house later. 1444 01:08:08,907 --> 01:08:11,876 I guess you've read everything now. 1445 01:08:12,610 --> 01:08:14,577 Yes, I have. I have, yes. 1446 01:08:14,579 --> 01:08:16,748 And I went over it again this morning. 1447 01:08:17,148 --> 01:08:18,751 All of it. 1448 01:08:19,717 --> 01:08:21,319 And I just... 1449 01:08:22,887 --> 01:08:27,225 Forgive me, Bob, I know you're dealing with so much... 1450 01:08:28,894 --> 01:08:32,928 but it's just so hard to try to make sense of why. 1451 01:08:32,930 --> 01:08:35,565 Of how you could have done all these things. 1452 01:08:35,567 --> 01:08:37,500 How you could just lie to us all. 1453 01:08:37,502 --> 01:08:42,104 Well, it's easy for the papers to characterize us as liars. 1454 01:08:42,106 --> 01:08:44,340 We were just trying to push back... 1455 01:08:44,342 --> 01:08:46,576 No, but you let it go on and on and on. 1456 01:08:46,578 --> 01:08:49,478 My son is home now and safe, thank God. 1457 01:08:49,480 --> 01:08:51,214 But you watched him go. 1458 01:08:51,216 --> 01:08:52,581 You knew we couldn't win over there... 1459 01:08:52,583 --> 01:08:55,954 for years and years and years, and yet you let me... 1460 01:08:57,189 --> 01:09:00,322 you let so many of our friends send our boys off. 1461 01:09:00,324 --> 01:09:03,192 Kay, we were doing the best we could. 1462 01:09:03,194 --> 01:09:06,495 It was domino theory, containment... 1463 01:09:06,497 --> 01:09:08,031 and eventually we felt 1464 01:09:08,033 --> 01:09:09,965 that military pressure was the only thing... 1465 01:09:09,967 --> 01:09:11,934 that was gonna drive Ho Chi Minh to the table. 1466 01:09:11,936 --> 01:09:13,702 Our decision-making process was... 1467 01:09:13,704 --> 01:09:15,341 Flawed. 1468 01:09:20,078 --> 01:09:23,382 It was flawed. That's what your study said. 1469 01:09:25,184 --> 01:09:26,418 Yes. 1470 01:09:28,487 --> 01:09:33,525 I do believe that you were trying to do your best... 1471 01:09:34,493 --> 01:09:37,027 and I know how difficult it can be 1472 01:09:37,029 --> 01:09:39,295 to make choices that will... 1473 01:09:39,297 --> 01:09:41,930 That's kind of you. 1474 01:09:41,932 --> 01:09:45,570 Well, what comes next might not be so kind. 1475 01:09:47,639 --> 01:09:49,705 You have the papers. 1476 01:09:49,707 --> 01:09:51,042 (CHUCKLES NERVOUSLY) 1477 01:09:51,576 --> 01:09:53,041 Let's just say... 1478 01:09:53,043 --> 01:09:56,581 I may have a big decision to make. 1479 01:09:58,216 --> 01:10:00,085 (KAY SIGHS) 1480 01:10:01,787 --> 01:10:03,452 ANTHONY: They will argue it's a violation 1481 01:10:03,454 --> 01:10:04,553 of the Espionage Act. 1482 01:10:04,555 --> 01:10:05,787 That is a felony, Ben. 1483 01:10:05,789 --> 01:10:07,723 That's only if the documents we print 1484 01:10:07,725 --> 01:10:09,058 could damage the United States. 1485 01:10:09,060 --> 01:10:10,893 There's a federal judge in New York 1486 01:10:10,895 --> 01:10:12,061 who seems to think that they could. 1487 01:10:12,063 --> 01:10:13,362 Well, I've got six seasoned journalists 1488 01:10:13,364 --> 01:10:14,664 in the next room... 1489 01:10:14,666 --> 01:10:16,299 who've been reporting on this war for the last ten years... 1490 01:10:16,301 --> 01:10:18,434 and I'll lay odds that they have a better idea... 1491 01:10:18,436 --> 01:10:19,936 of what could damage the United States 1492 01:10:19,938 --> 01:10:21,071 than some judge... 1493 01:10:21,073 --> 01:10:22,338 who is just now wading 1494 01:10:22,340 --> 01:10:24,072 into this territory for the first time. 1495 01:10:24,074 --> 01:10:26,509 "Wading." Is that a metaphor for Vietnam? 1496 01:10:26,511 --> 01:10:29,478 Okay. Ben, look, we know your reporters are talented. 1497 01:10:29,480 --> 01:10:31,781 But The New York Times spent three months 1498 01:10:31,783 --> 01:10:33,816 going over these documents. 1499 01:10:33,818 --> 01:10:35,651 You've got, what, seven hours now 1500 01:10:35,653 --> 01:10:36,986 until the paper goes to press? 1501 01:10:36,988 --> 01:10:39,388 Can you honestly tell me that that is enough time... 1502 01:10:39,390 --> 01:10:43,460 to make sure not a single military plan, 1503 01:10:43,462 --> 01:10:44,593 not a single U.S. soldier... 1504 01:10:44,595 --> 01:10:47,496 not a single American life will be put in harm's way? 1505 01:10:47,498 --> 01:10:49,098 That this will do no damage 1506 01:10:49,100 --> 01:10:51,334 to the United States if you publish? 1507 01:10:51,336 --> 01:10:52,371 Yes. 1508 01:10:54,573 --> 01:10:56,106 ROGER: You're sure about that? 1509 01:10:56,108 --> 01:10:57,072 No! 1510 01:10:57,074 --> 01:11:00,309 That's why I've called you guys. 1511 01:11:00,311 --> 01:11:02,845 ROBERT: Look, Kay, I know why The Times ran the story 1512 01:11:02,847 --> 01:11:04,447 but you need to understand... 1513 01:11:04,449 --> 01:11:05,915 the study was for posterity. 1514 01:11:05,917 --> 01:11:08,085 It was written for academics in the future... 1515 01:11:08,087 --> 01:11:09,885 and right now we're still in the middle of the war. 1516 01:11:09,887 --> 01:11:11,454 The papers can't be objective. 1517 01:11:11,456 --> 01:11:13,889 And I suppose the public has a right to know... 1518 01:11:13,891 --> 01:11:16,159 but I would prefer that the study 1519 01:11:16,161 --> 01:11:17,593 not be made widely available... 1520 01:11:17,595 --> 01:11:20,664 until it can be read with some perspective. You understand. 1521 01:11:20,666 --> 01:11:22,298 Mmm. 1522 01:11:22,300 --> 01:11:23,666 (SIGHS) 1523 01:11:23,668 --> 01:11:25,134 (CHUCKLES) 1524 01:11:25,136 --> 01:11:27,571 We've been through a lot, haven't we? 1525 01:11:27,573 --> 01:11:31,007 You and Marg were there for me... 1526 01:11:31,009 --> 01:11:33,209 at the lowest point of my life. 1527 01:11:33,211 --> 01:11:36,812 You helped me, you selected my entire board... 1528 01:11:36,814 --> 01:11:39,482 you're my most trusted advisor... 1529 01:11:39,484 --> 01:11:41,085 my dear friend. 1530 01:11:42,020 --> 01:11:45,487 But my feelings about that and about you... 1531 01:11:45,489 --> 01:11:49,192 can't be part of this decision to publish or not. 1532 01:11:49,194 --> 01:11:53,763 I'm here asking your advice, Bob... 1533 01:11:53,765 --> 01:11:56,499 not your permission. 1534 01:11:56,501 --> 01:11:59,468 Well, then as one of your most trusted advisors... 1535 01:11:59,470 --> 01:12:01,772 and someone who knows how much you care about this company... 1536 01:12:01,774 --> 01:12:02,905 I'm worried, Kay. 1537 01:12:02,907 --> 01:12:04,441 I worked in Washington for ten years, 1538 01:12:04,443 --> 01:12:05,909 I've seen these people up close. 1539 01:12:05,911 --> 01:12:08,210 Bobby and Lyndon, they were tough customers, 1540 01:12:08,212 --> 01:12:10,312 but Nixon is different. 1541 01:12:10,314 --> 01:12:12,549 He's got some real bad people around him. 1542 01:12:12,551 --> 01:12:14,785 And if you publish he'll get the very worst of them. 1543 01:12:14,787 --> 01:12:16,018 The Colsons and the Ehrlichmans 1544 01:12:16,020 --> 01:12:17,152 and he'll crush you. 1545 01:12:17,154 --> 01:12:18,521 I know he's just awful, but I... 1546 01:12:18,523 --> 01:12:21,391 Nixon's a son of a bitch! He hates you. 1547 01:12:21,393 --> 01:12:22,392 He hates Ben. 1548 01:12:22,394 --> 01:12:23,558 He's wanted to ruin the paper for years... 1549 01:12:23,560 --> 01:12:26,362 and you will not get a second chance, Kay. 1550 01:12:26,364 --> 01:12:28,263 The Richard Nixon I know will muster 1551 01:12:28,265 --> 01:12:29,933 the full power of the presidency... 1552 01:12:29,935 --> 01:12:31,934 and if there's a way to destroy your paper, 1553 01:12:31,936 --> 01:12:34,238 by God, he'll find it. 1554 01:12:36,707 --> 01:12:39,075 ANTHONY: Publish information that harms national security. 1555 01:12:39,077 --> 01:12:40,308 I told you, there is nothing in there. 1556 01:12:40,310 --> 01:12:42,211 If there is, the paper will be prosecuted. 1557 01:12:42,213 --> 01:12:43,845 Isn't that why you're here? 1558 01:12:43,847 --> 01:12:45,281 Yes, Ben, but if we lose... 1559 01:12:45,283 --> 01:12:47,017 With what we pay you, you really shouldn't lose. 1560 01:12:47,019 --> 01:12:48,084 Ben, you need to listen to them. 1561 01:12:48,086 --> 01:12:49,218 Hey, Fritz. Good to see you. 1562 01:12:49,220 --> 01:12:50,285 This is about the future of the company 1563 01:12:50,287 --> 01:12:51,588 and ensuring there is one. 1564 01:12:51,590 --> 01:12:53,822 That's a little melodramatic, don't you think? 1565 01:12:53,824 --> 01:12:55,223 Melodramatic? You're talking about 1566 01:12:55,225 --> 01:12:58,327 exposing years of government secrets. 1567 01:12:58,329 --> 01:13:00,963 I can't imagine they're gonna take that lightly. 1568 01:13:00,965 --> 01:13:02,498 You could jeopardize the public offering. 1569 01:13:02,500 --> 01:13:04,634 You could jeopardize our television stations. 1570 01:13:04,636 --> 01:13:06,768 You know a felon can't hold a broadcast license. 1571 01:13:06,770 --> 01:13:08,804 You think I give two shits about the television stations? 1572 01:13:08,806 --> 01:13:09,871 You should. They make a hell of 1573 01:13:09,873 --> 01:13:11,141 a lot more money than you do... 1574 01:13:11,143 --> 01:13:13,442 and without that revenue we'll be forced to sell. 1575 01:13:13,444 --> 01:13:15,510 If the government wins and we're convicted... 1576 01:13:15,512 --> 01:13:18,380 The Washington Post as we know it will cease to exist. 1577 01:13:18,382 --> 01:13:20,083 If we live in a world where the government 1578 01:13:20,085 --> 01:13:21,851 can tell us what we can and cannot print... 1579 01:13:21,853 --> 01:13:23,053 then The Washington Post as we know it 1580 01:13:23,055 --> 01:13:25,356 has already ceased to exist. 1581 01:13:26,557 --> 01:13:28,260 What if we wait? 1582 01:13:29,127 --> 01:13:31,227 What if we hold off on printing today 1583 01:13:31,229 --> 01:13:33,629 and instead we call the Attorney General... 1584 01:13:33,631 --> 01:13:36,398 and we tell him that we intend to print on Sunday? 1585 01:13:36,400 --> 01:13:38,101 That way we give them and us time 1586 01:13:38,103 --> 01:13:40,336 to figure out the legality of all of it... 1587 01:13:40,338 --> 01:13:42,839 while the court in New York decides The Times' case. 1588 01:13:42,841 --> 01:13:45,308 You're suggesting we alert the Attorney General... 1589 01:13:45,310 --> 01:13:47,576 to the fact that we have these documents... 1590 01:13:47,578 --> 01:13:50,482 that we're going to print in a few days? 1591 01:13:54,051 --> 01:13:57,253 (STUTTERS) Well, yes, that is the idea. 1592 01:13:57,255 --> 01:13:58,854 BAGDIKIAN: Yeah, well... 1593 01:13:58,856 --> 01:14:00,322 outside of landing the Hindenburg 1594 01:14:00,324 --> 01:14:01,691 in a lightning storm... 1595 01:14:01,693 --> 01:14:03,992 that's about the shittiest idea I've ever heard. 1596 01:14:03,994 --> 01:14:05,363 Oh, boy. 1597 01:14:08,198 --> 01:14:10,335 (MUSIC PLAYING INSIDE) 1598 01:14:12,970 --> 01:14:14,970 KAY: Oh, here's the man of the hour. 1599 01:14:14,972 --> 01:14:16,705 HARRY: Kay. 1600 01:14:16,707 --> 01:14:17,941 KAY: For you. 1601 01:14:17,943 --> 01:14:19,041 (SIGHS) I'm found. 1602 01:14:19,043 --> 01:14:20,343 Thank you, Kay. 1603 01:14:20,345 --> 01:14:21,509 You didn't have to go through all this trouble. 1604 01:14:21,511 --> 01:14:22,844 No, we had to turn them away at the door. 1605 01:14:22,846 --> 01:14:23,979 Didn't we, dear? 1606 01:14:23,981 --> 01:14:25,113 - Thanks. - Oh. 1607 01:14:25,115 --> 01:14:27,282 - Gene. - Mrs. Graham. 1608 01:14:27,284 --> 01:14:29,518 So, everything okay? 1609 01:14:29,520 --> 01:14:32,787 Uh, it's gotten pretty hot over at Ben's house. 1610 01:14:32,789 --> 01:14:35,191 Oh, things are not going well? 1611 01:14:35,193 --> 01:14:39,062 No. Ben and Mr. Beebe are at real loggerheads. 1612 01:14:39,064 --> 01:14:41,129 Fritz and Ben on opposite sides? 1613 01:14:41,131 --> 01:14:42,231 I made a commitment to publish these papers. 1614 01:14:42,233 --> 01:14:43,532 Excuse me. Pardon me. 1615 01:14:43,534 --> 01:14:45,268 The whole staff will revolt, if we don't publish. 1616 01:14:45,270 --> 01:14:47,803 ANTHONY: Meg, I hardly think people are gonna resign. 1617 01:14:47,805 --> 01:14:48,937 BEN: Enjoying the fight? 1618 01:14:48,939 --> 01:14:50,339 TONY: Yeah, who's winning? 1619 01:14:50,341 --> 01:14:52,441 - Nixon. - I didn't see him come in. 1620 01:14:52,443 --> 01:14:55,380 Really? He's got his hand so far up Fritz's ass. 1621 01:14:56,747 --> 01:14:58,149 Where is Fritz? 1622 01:15:00,251 --> 01:15:02,918 ANTHONY: That is not at all what I'm saying. No. 1623 01:15:02,920 --> 01:15:04,786 MEG: Not in so many words, but you're a bunch of lawyers. 1624 01:15:04,788 --> 01:15:05,655 Will you cut through the shit! 1625 01:15:05,657 --> 01:15:07,022 ANTHONY: Is the profanity necessary? 1626 01:15:07,024 --> 01:15:08,124 If we're not gonna publish, 1627 01:15:08,126 --> 01:15:10,093 why are we busting our rear ends, Ben? 1628 01:15:10,095 --> 01:15:11,861 Just keep writing. 1629 01:15:11,863 --> 01:15:13,161 (STUTTERS) 1630 01:15:13,163 --> 01:15:15,531 Can you stop playing Chopsticks? 1631 01:15:15,533 --> 01:15:17,903 BAGDIKIAN: We're not gonna get it wrong! 1632 01:15:20,439 --> 01:15:22,307 What's up there, Fritz? 1633 01:15:22,841 --> 01:15:25,174 Calling Kay. 1634 01:15:25,176 --> 01:15:28,244 I'm sorry, Ben. I know you want this. 1635 01:15:28,246 --> 01:15:30,847 There will be another one. 1636 01:15:30,849 --> 01:15:33,214 Like hell there will be. 1637 01:15:33,216 --> 01:15:35,050 ROGER: Given the sensitive circumstances... 1638 01:15:35,052 --> 01:15:36,652 PHIL: Sensitive circumstances? Really? 1639 01:15:36,654 --> 01:15:38,321 ROGER: How would you describe it? 1640 01:15:38,323 --> 01:15:41,290 MURREY: Uh, well, we're trying to make a story. 1641 01:15:41,292 --> 01:15:43,826 FRITZ: Hello. Hello, I'm making a telephone call. 1642 01:15:43,828 --> 01:15:45,628 Yeah, well, it's my house. 1643 01:15:45,630 --> 01:15:48,330 - So I'll be on the call. - All right, Ben. 1644 01:15:48,332 --> 01:15:52,968 I just want to thank you all for coming out this evening... 1645 01:15:52,970 --> 01:15:55,905 to help me launch Harry Gladstein... 1646 01:15:55,907 --> 01:15:58,074 and his new sailboat... 1647 01:15:58,076 --> 01:16:00,511 into the Chesapeake Bay. 1648 01:16:02,113 --> 01:16:05,682 And into his very well earned retirement. 1649 01:16:05,684 --> 01:16:07,784 Let me just tell you a little bit about 1650 01:16:07,786 --> 01:16:10,186 why I'm so wild about Harry. 1651 01:16:10,188 --> 01:16:13,188 Mrs. Graham. It's Mr. Beebe on the phone. 1652 01:16:13,190 --> 01:16:16,259 In 1949, wasn't it? 1653 01:16:16,261 --> 01:16:19,928 Uh, Phil Graham first brought Harry to the company. 1654 01:16:19,930 --> 01:16:22,898 - I'm afraid they need you now. - And I remember, he told me... 1655 01:16:22,900 --> 01:16:24,200 Mrs. Graham. 1656 01:16:24,202 --> 01:16:25,804 (WHISPERS) They need you now. 1657 01:16:27,070 --> 01:16:28,137 (SIGHS) 1658 01:16:28,139 --> 01:16:31,441 Oh, dear. I'm so sorry. 1659 01:16:31,443 --> 01:16:33,375 - Forgive me, Harry. - HARRY: Yeah. 1660 01:16:33,377 --> 01:16:35,343 (CHUCKLES) I think I'll have to suspend. 1661 01:16:35,345 --> 01:16:37,679 Well, you're paying the overtime. 1662 01:16:37,681 --> 01:16:40,049 - (ALL LAUGH) - I'll be right back. 1663 01:16:40,051 --> 01:16:41,787 I'm so sorry, Mrs. Graham. 1664 01:16:42,153 --> 01:16:43,620 Yeah. 1665 01:16:43,622 --> 01:16:44,888 We should wait. 1666 01:16:44,890 --> 01:16:48,627 Yeah, I understand, Ben, but if you wait a day... 1667 01:16:49,726 --> 01:16:52,461 - Fritz on the phone for me? - We should be on this call. 1668 01:16:52,463 --> 01:16:54,796 Well, there's an extension in the living room. 1669 01:16:54,798 --> 01:16:57,868 Liz, show them where, please? Thank you. 1670 01:17:08,046 --> 01:17:09,277 Hello, Fritz? 1671 01:17:09,279 --> 01:17:11,680 Hello, Kay. Would you like me to catch you up? 1672 01:17:11,682 --> 01:17:13,016 I say we can, he says we can't. 1673 01:17:13,018 --> 01:17:14,150 There, you're caught up. 1674 01:17:14,152 --> 01:17:15,785 - FRITZ: Ben... - ARTHUR: Hello, it's Art. 1675 01:17:15,787 --> 01:17:18,521 Well, Ben, there are concerns here 1676 01:17:18,523 --> 01:17:20,555 that are frankly above your pay grade. 1677 01:17:20,557 --> 01:17:22,291 BEN: Well, there's a few above yours, Art, 1678 01:17:22,293 --> 01:17:23,660 like fucking freedom of the press. 1679 01:17:23,662 --> 01:17:25,562 Let's just be civil if we can. 1680 01:17:25,564 --> 01:17:27,595 BEN: Do you think Nixon is going to be civil? 1681 01:17:27,597 --> 01:17:30,333 He is trying to censor the goddamn New York Times. 1682 01:17:30,335 --> 01:17:32,067 Yes, The Times, not The Post. 1683 01:17:32,069 --> 01:17:33,702 BEN: It's the same damn thing. 1684 01:17:33,704 --> 01:17:37,673 This is an historic fight. If they lose, we lose. 1685 01:17:37,675 --> 01:17:39,541 PAUL: Hello? Is someone on the phone? 1686 01:17:39,543 --> 01:17:40,977 PHIL: This is Phil. 1687 01:17:40,979 --> 01:17:42,611 Is that Phil Geyelin? 1688 01:17:42,613 --> 01:17:44,848 PHIL: Uh, yes, Mrs. Graham. 1689 01:17:44,850 --> 01:17:47,416 Good. I'd like you to weigh in if you would... 1690 01:17:47,418 --> 01:17:48,616 because I wanna know 1691 01:17:48,618 --> 01:17:50,753 what the staff is feeling about this. 1692 01:17:50,755 --> 01:17:53,522 PHIL: Uh, well, frankly Mrs. Graham... 1693 01:17:53,524 --> 01:17:55,525 Ben Bagdikian and Chal Roberts 1694 01:17:55,527 --> 01:17:58,259 have, uh, both threatened to resign... 1695 01:17:58,261 --> 01:18:00,429 if we don't publish, that is. 1696 01:18:00,431 --> 01:18:01,897 Come on, Kay, what do you expect? 1697 01:18:01,899 --> 01:18:02,764 They got nothing to lose. 1698 01:18:02,766 --> 01:18:04,366 Due respect, we all have everything 1699 01:18:04,368 --> 01:18:05,768 to lose if we don't publish. 1700 01:18:05,770 --> 01:18:08,638 What will happen to the reputation of this paper? 1701 01:18:08,640 --> 01:18:10,839 Everyone will find out we had the study. 1702 01:18:10,841 --> 01:18:12,875 Hell, I bet half the town knows already. 1703 01:18:12,877 --> 01:18:15,044 What will it look like if we sit on our asses? 1704 01:18:15,046 --> 01:18:16,646 It'll look like we were prudent. 1705 01:18:16,648 --> 01:18:18,380 BEN: It will look like we were afraid! 1706 01:18:18,382 --> 01:18:21,517 We will lose! The country will lose! Nixon wins! 1707 01:18:21,519 --> 01:18:23,385 Nixon wins this one, and the next one... 1708 01:18:23,387 --> 01:18:25,353 and all the ones after that, because we were scared. 1709 01:18:25,355 --> 01:18:26,621 Because the only way to assert 1710 01:18:26,623 --> 01:18:28,894 the right to publish is to publish. 1711 01:18:29,894 --> 01:18:32,064 (BREATHES DEEPLY) 1712 01:18:33,698 --> 01:18:34,897 Fritz. 1713 01:18:34,899 --> 01:18:37,101 (STUTTERS) Is Fritz there? 1714 01:18:38,935 --> 01:18:41,336 Fritz, are you on? 1715 01:18:41,338 --> 01:18:43,341 FRITZ: I'm here, Kay. 1716 01:18:46,110 --> 01:18:48,346 What do you think? 1717 01:18:49,613 --> 01:18:52,784 What do you think I should do? 1718 01:18:53,251 --> 01:18:54,784 (FRITZ SIGHS) 1719 01:18:54,786 --> 01:18:56,753 FRITZ: I think... 1720 01:18:56,755 --> 01:18:59,688 there are arguments on both sides. 1721 01:18:59,690 --> 01:19:00,692 Yeah. 1722 01:19:03,194 --> 01:19:05,397 But I guess I wouldn't publish. 1723 01:19:21,912 --> 01:19:23,748 (BREATHING HEAVILY) 1724 01:19:28,386 --> 01:19:30,786 (STUTTERS) Let's go. Let's do it. 1725 01:19:30,788 --> 01:19:35,025 Let's go. Let's go, let's go. Let's publish. 1726 01:19:39,130 --> 01:19:40,862 - What? - Phil? 1727 01:19:40,864 --> 01:19:42,533 What'd she say? 1728 01:19:43,201 --> 01:19:44,770 We go. 1729 01:19:46,470 --> 01:19:48,537 She says, we publish. 1730 01:19:48,539 --> 01:19:49,604 (BAGDIKIAN SIGHS) 1731 01:19:49,606 --> 01:19:50,673 - Hot damn. - My God. 1732 01:19:50,675 --> 01:19:52,474 - Holy shit. - Let's get this out. 1733 01:19:52,476 --> 01:19:54,443 - Holy shit. - (TYPING) 1734 01:19:54,445 --> 01:19:55,711 - I need that, Meg. - MEG: Sorry. 1735 01:19:55,713 --> 01:19:56,979 Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold your horses. 1736 01:19:56,981 --> 01:19:58,214 - I need the notes! - Sorry. 1737 01:19:58,216 --> 01:19:59,581 - How many pages is it? - 13. 1738 01:19:59,583 --> 01:20:01,217 We got two hours to get it to the composing room. 1739 01:20:01,219 --> 01:20:03,385 CHALMERS: I got it! Almost! Wait one moment. I'm typing. 1740 01:20:03,387 --> 01:20:04,855 BAGDIKIAN: All right. 1741 01:20:05,823 --> 01:20:07,156 - Wait, wait, wait. - Who's taking it? 1742 01:20:07,158 --> 01:20:08,324 I got it. 1743 01:20:08,326 --> 01:20:09,491 Call National desk. 1744 01:20:09,493 --> 01:20:11,126 Tell them Bagdikian is coming with the story. 1745 01:20:11,128 --> 01:20:12,460 Done! 1746 01:20:12,462 --> 01:20:14,229 All right. Get it in the paper. 1747 01:20:14,231 --> 01:20:15,732 Editorial meeting. 1748 01:20:15,734 --> 01:20:18,299 - Ben? - Yeah? Thanks. 1749 01:20:18,301 --> 01:20:20,570 HOWARD: Good job, Murrey. 1750 01:20:20,572 --> 01:20:22,173 (ELEVATOR DINGS) 1751 01:20:27,078 --> 01:20:29,344 - That it? - That's it. 1752 01:20:29,346 --> 01:20:31,449 (INDISTINCT CHATTERING) 1753 01:20:39,490 --> 01:20:41,926 You... You got half an hour. 1754 01:20:52,871 --> 01:20:55,370 I'm not sure how much thought 1755 01:20:55,372 --> 01:20:57,071 you've put into this decision... 1756 01:20:57,073 --> 01:20:58,007 but we still have time. 1757 01:20:58,009 --> 01:20:59,842 The print deadline is not 'til midnight. 1758 01:20:59,844 --> 01:21:01,977 I know when the print deadline is. 1759 01:21:01,979 --> 01:21:03,946 Look, I'm still learning how to do this, 1760 01:21:03,948 --> 01:21:05,548 but everything I know about business... 1761 01:21:05,550 --> 01:21:08,049 tells me you're making a serious mistake here. 1762 01:21:08,051 --> 01:21:09,918 One that will cost you and your paper dearly, 1763 01:21:09,920 --> 01:21:11,920 and hurt every person gathered here. 1764 01:21:11,922 --> 01:21:14,690 Not to mention, the hundreds of others who work for you. 1765 01:21:14,692 --> 01:21:16,692 I'm just trying to put my thoughts together. 1766 01:21:16,694 --> 01:21:19,260 Kay, all I want is what is best 1767 01:21:19,262 --> 01:21:21,196 for you and your business. 1768 01:21:21,198 --> 01:21:24,098 But I just got off the phone with a couple of bankers... 1769 01:21:24,100 --> 01:21:27,236 and they think it's possible, likely even... 1770 01:21:27,238 --> 01:21:29,871 that a number of their institutional investors... 1771 01:21:29,873 --> 01:21:31,973 will pull out if you go ahead and publish. 1772 01:21:31,975 --> 01:21:35,513 - And if they pull out, Kay... - (SIGHS) 1773 01:21:36,447 --> 01:21:38,850 You got a couple of hours. 1774 01:21:39,283 --> 01:21:40,516 For your sake, 1775 01:21:40,518 --> 01:21:42,684 and for the sake of every one of your employees... 1776 01:21:42,686 --> 01:21:44,622 I hope you will reconsider. 1777 01:21:52,029 --> 01:21:53,764 Give me the canister. 1778 01:21:59,337 --> 01:22:00,503 Get it downstairs... 1779 01:22:00,505 --> 01:22:02,371 and I want the page editor standing over Lino 1780 01:22:02,373 --> 01:22:03,906 'til they got it ready to print. 1781 01:22:03,908 --> 01:22:04,910 Okay. 1782 01:22:06,143 --> 01:22:07,409 (AIR HISSES) 1783 01:22:07,411 --> 01:22:08,477 (SIGHS) 1784 01:22:08,479 --> 01:22:10,214 ROGER: Mr. Bagdikian. 1785 01:22:15,487 --> 01:22:17,952 I need to know your source. 1786 01:22:17,954 --> 01:22:20,688 I thought I was clear earlier. 1787 01:22:20,690 --> 01:22:23,025 Well, we weren't going to press earlier. 1788 01:22:23,027 --> 01:22:25,794 Yeah, well, my answer's the same. 1789 01:22:25,796 --> 01:22:27,830 "This action has been commenced to enjoin 1790 01:22:27,832 --> 01:22:29,665 "The New York Times and their agents... 1791 01:22:29,667 --> 01:22:31,467 "from further disseminating or disclosing 1792 01:22:31,469 --> 01:22:32,867 "certain alleged top secret documents." 1793 01:22:32,869 --> 01:22:34,937 Are you trying to piss me off? 1794 01:22:34,939 --> 01:22:36,772 No. Not me. Judge Gurfein. 1795 01:22:36,774 --> 01:22:38,706 If you look at the text of his restraining order... 1796 01:22:38,708 --> 01:22:40,809 I read his restraining order. 1797 01:22:40,811 --> 01:22:42,812 So then you know that if The Times was your source... 1798 01:22:42,814 --> 01:22:44,479 we would be in direct violation... 1799 01:22:44,481 --> 01:22:47,416 I did not get the study from The Times. 1800 01:22:47,418 --> 01:22:48,619 You're sure? 1801 01:22:49,453 --> 01:22:51,022 We done? 1802 01:22:54,524 --> 01:22:56,994 Did you get it from their source? 1803 01:23:03,935 --> 01:23:05,370 Excuse me? 1804 01:23:08,271 --> 01:23:10,371 Did you get the study 1805 01:23:10,373 --> 01:23:13,043 from the same source as The Times? 1806 01:23:15,380 --> 01:23:18,847 We do not reveal our sources. 1807 01:23:18,849 --> 01:23:20,883 "This action has been commenced to enjoin 1808 01:23:20,885 --> 01:23:22,750 "The New York Times and its agents..." 1809 01:23:22,752 --> 01:23:24,355 I get it! I get it! 1810 01:23:27,891 --> 01:23:30,259 If you got the study from the same source 1811 01:23:30,261 --> 01:23:31,994 that would amount to collusion. 1812 01:23:31,996 --> 01:23:35,100 Yeah, we could all be executed at dawn. 1813 01:23:36,100 --> 01:23:39,235 And we could be held in contempt of court... 1814 01:23:39,237 --> 01:23:42,974 which means Mr. Bradlee and Mrs. Graham could go to jail. 1815 01:23:44,975 --> 01:23:46,675 (SIGHS) 1816 01:23:46,677 --> 01:23:48,712 Mr. Bagdikian... 1817 01:23:49,713 --> 01:23:53,182 how likely is it that your source... 1818 01:23:53,184 --> 01:23:56,087 and The Times source are the same person? 1819 01:23:57,688 --> 01:23:59,690 It's likely. 1820 01:24:01,192 --> 01:24:02,860 How likely? 1821 01:24:03,994 --> 01:24:05,126 (SIGHS) 1822 01:24:05,128 --> 01:24:06,928 Very. 1823 01:24:06,930 --> 01:24:09,000 - It's very likely. - Yes. 1824 01:24:20,144 --> 01:24:22,311 What is all this? 1825 01:24:22,313 --> 01:24:25,113 Lemonade earnings. 1826 01:24:25,115 --> 01:24:28,349 Marina wanted me to put it away for safekeeping. 1827 01:24:28,351 --> 01:24:29,688 Oh, wow. 1828 01:24:34,390 --> 01:24:36,226 We're publishing. 1829 01:24:39,930 --> 01:24:41,065 Wow. 1830 01:24:43,634 --> 01:24:46,070 I didn't think Kay'd do it. 1831 01:24:48,706 --> 01:24:51,173 That's brave. 1832 01:24:51,175 --> 01:24:54,143 Well, she's not the only one who's brave. 1833 01:24:54,145 --> 01:24:55,410 Oh. (CHUCKLES) 1834 01:24:55,412 --> 01:24:57,545 What have you got to lose? 1835 01:24:57,547 --> 01:24:59,281 Uh, my job. 1836 01:24:59,283 --> 01:25:00,683 My reputation. 1837 01:25:00,685 --> 01:25:02,387 Oh, Ben, please. 1838 01:25:03,554 --> 01:25:05,687 We both know this will do nothing 1839 01:25:05,689 --> 01:25:08,691 but burnish your reputation. 1840 01:25:08,693 --> 01:25:10,559 And as for your job... 1841 01:25:10,561 --> 01:25:12,831 you can always find another one. 1842 01:25:13,864 --> 01:25:17,098 Now, if you're trying to make me feel better... 1843 01:25:17,100 --> 01:25:20,037 there's nicer ways of doing it. 1844 01:25:21,471 --> 01:25:23,474 You're very brave. 1845 01:25:25,443 --> 01:25:28,076 But Kay... 1846 01:25:28,078 --> 01:25:32,615 Kay is in a position she never thought she'd be in. 1847 01:25:32,617 --> 01:25:34,583 A position I'm sure plenty of people 1848 01:25:34,585 --> 01:25:37,352 don't think she should have. 1849 01:25:37,354 --> 01:25:39,655 And when you're told time and time again 1850 01:25:39,657 --> 01:25:41,723 that you're not good enough. 1851 01:25:41,725 --> 01:25:45,193 That your opinion doesn't matter as much. 1852 01:25:45,195 --> 01:25:48,897 When they don't just look past you. 1853 01:25:48,899 --> 01:25:52,835 When, to them, you're not even there. 1854 01:25:52,837 --> 01:25:55,003 When that's been your reality for so long... 1855 01:25:55,005 --> 01:25:58,042 it's hard not to let yourself think it's true. 1856 01:25:59,010 --> 01:26:02,244 So, to make this decision... 1857 01:26:02,246 --> 01:26:04,979 to risk her fortune and the company 1858 01:26:04,981 --> 01:26:07,452 that's been her entire life... 1859 01:26:08,786 --> 01:26:11,021 well, I think that's brave. 1860 01:26:12,856 --> 01:26:14,391 (PHONE RINGS) 1861 01:26:17,395 --> 01:26:18,260 Bradlee. 1862 01:26:18,262 --> 01:26:20,931 BAGDIKIAN: Ben, we got a problem. 1863 01:26:31,475 --> 01:26:33,344 You remember this? 1864 01:26:35,212 --> 01:26:37,280 - The day before the funeral. - Yeah. 1865 01:26:37,282 --> 01:26:38,483 Wasn't it? 1866 01:26:39,250 --> 01:26:40,417 Yeah. 1867 01:26:41,953 --> 01:26:43,085 I didn't... 1868 01:26:43,087 --> 01:26:45,754 I didn't wanna do it... 1869 01:26:45,756 --> 01:26:48,257 but Fritz said I should go in... 1870 01:26:48,259 --> 01:26:50,962 and say a few words to the Board. 1871 01:26:53,197 --> 01:26:56,197 So, I tried to rehearse something... 1872 01:26:56,199 --> 01:26:58,567 but it all turned out so awful, 1873 01:26:58,569 --> 01:26:59,802 and before I knew it... 1874 01:26:59,804 --> 01:27:01,469 the car was there ready to take me 1875 01:27:01,471 --> 01:27:03,041 and then you came out. 1876 01:27:03,774 --> 01:27:05,507 I remember. 1877 01:27:05,509 --> 01:27:06,775 You came out in 1878 01:27:06,777 --> 01:27:09,210 your little nightgown and your robe. 1879 01:27:09,212 --> 01:27:11,713 And you hopped in the car with me. 1880 01:27:11,715 --> 01:27:14,316 Gave me this. 1881 01:27:14,318 --> 01:27:19,120 Somehow you managed to scribble these notes for me. 1882 01:27:19,122 --> 01:27:22,391 So I'd know what to say. 1883 01:27:22,393 --> 01:27:25,361 But I don't have my glasses up here. 1884 01:27:25,363 --> 01:27:27,995 - So, just read it for me. - Mummy... 1885 01:27:27,997 --> 01:27:30,234 Oh, come on, just... Would you read it to me? 1886 01:27:35,038 --> 01:27:37,772 "One, thank them. 1887 01:27:37,774 --> 01:27:40,808 "Two, there has been a crisis, 1888 01:27:40,810 --> 01:27:42,745 "but you know they will carry on. 1889 01:27:42,747 --> 01:27:46,084 "Three, never expected to be in this... 1890 01:27:47,318 --> 01:27:49,483 "situation. 1891 01:27:49,485 --> 01:27:54,824 "Four, going off to clear mind and think about the future. 1892 01:27:54,826 --> 01:27:57,393 "Five, no changes at this time, 1893 01:27:57,395 --> 01:27:59,995 "paper will remain in the family. 1894 01:27:59,997 --> 01:28:03,264 "And six, and be carried on in the tradition... 1895 01:28:03,266 --> 01:28:05,768 - "so well set." - So well set. 1896 01:28:05,770 --> 01:28:07,135 (BOTH SOBBING) 1897 01:28:07,137 --> 01:28:10,871 You know, I just wanted to hold on to the company... 1898 01:28:10,873 --> 01:28:13,474 for you and Don and Billy and Steve. 1899 01:28:13,476 --> 01:28:15,376 You did. You have. 1900 01:28:15,378 --> 01:28:16,948 Well... (SNIFFLES) 1901 01:28:19,082 --> 01:28:21,219 You know that quote? 1902 01:28:22,854 --> 01:28:24,285 That quote... 1903 01:28:24,287 --> 01:28:29,758 "A woman preaching is like a dog walking on its hind legs. 1904 01:28:29,760 --> 01:28:31,358 "It's not done well... 1905 01:28:31,360 --> 01:28:36,033 "and you're surprised to see it's done at all." (CHUCKLES) 1906 01:28:36,833 --> 01:28:38,165 Samuel Johnson. 1907 01:28:38,167 --> 01:28:39,835 - Oh, Mummy. - Yeah. 1908 01:28:39,837 --> 01:28:41,370 Well, it's a bunch of nonsense. 1909 01:28:41,372 --> 01:28:44,609 No, but that's the way we all thought then... 1910 01:28:45,375 --> 01:28:47,009 you know? 1911 01:28:47,011 --> 01:28:50,648 I was never supposed to be in this job. 1912 01:28:52,315 --> 01:28:56,718 When my father chose your dad to run the company... 1913 01:28:56,720 --> 01:28:59,420 I thought it was the most natural thing in the world. 1914 01:28:59,422 --> 01:29:01,923 I was so proud, because you know... 1915 01:29:01,925 --> 01:29:05,963 Phil was so brilliant. And he was... 1916 01:29:09,332 --> 01:29:12,166 so gifted... 1917 01:29:12,168 --> 01:29:15,103 But I thought that was the way it was supposed to be. 1918 01:29:15,105 --> 01:29:18,208 Everybody thought that way then. 1919 01:29:19,109 --> 01:29:21,713 And I was raising you kids... 1920 01:29:23,881 --> 01:29:28,049 and I was happy in my life. 1921 01:29:28,051 --> 01:29:30,354 The way it was. 1922 01:29:32,590 --> 01:29:36,327 But then when it all fell apart, you know... 1923 01:29:40,197 --> 01:29:43,098 When Phil died, it was just... 1924 01:29:43,100 --> 01:29:46,468 I was 45 years old and I had never held... 1925 01:29:46,470 --> 01:29:50,274 I'd never had to hold a job in my life. 1926 01:29:52,242 --> 01:29:55,611 But I just, I loved the paper, you know... 1927 01:29:55,613 --> 01:29:57,115 I do. 1928 01:29:57,881 --> 01:29:59,281 I do so love the paper. 1929 01:29:59,283 --> 01:30:01,415 I don't want it to be my fault. 1930 01:30:01,417 --> 01:30:02,786 I don't want to be the one who... 1931 01:30:04,055 --> 01:30:08,257 I don't wanna let Phil and my father... 1932 01:30:08,259 --> 01:30:11,662 and all of you kids and everybody down. 1933 01:30:13,063 --> 01:30:14,699 Mrs. Graham? 1934 01:30:20,904 --> 01:30:22,206 (PANTING) 1935 01:30:23,373 --> 01:30:25,643 - You ran here? - Yeah. 1936 01:30:27,344 --> 01:30:29,710 There's been a bit of a... 1937 01:30:29,712 --> 01:30:31,314 complication. 1938 01:30:32,416 --> 01:30:34,016 I didn't understand at first, 1939 01:30:34,018 --> 01:30:35,617 but now everything is in a different light. 1940 01:30:35,619 --> 01:30:39,588 Our source might be the same as The New York Times. 1941 01:30:39,590 --> 01:30:40,591 Okay. 1942 01:30:41,425 --> 01:30:44,358 If so, we could be held in contempt. 1943 01:30:44,360 --> 01:30:46,128 Meaning? 1944 01:30:46,130 --> 01:30:48,533 Well, we could all go to prison. 1945 01:30:51,268 --> 01:30:53,337 Now putting that aside... 1946 01:30:54,438 --> 01:30:57,475 Katharine, I've come to realize... 1947 01:30:58,842 --> 01:31:01,813 just how much you have at stake. 1948 01:31:30,106 --> 01:31:31,706 - Paul. - PAUL: Glad you're here. 1949 01:31:31,708 --> 01:31:33,008 Fritz is sitting with Mrs. Graham now. 1950 01:31:33,010 --> 01:31:34,076 And Ben is here. 1951 01:31:34,078 --> 01:31:36,114 Yes, I figured he would be. 1952 01:31:59,537 --> 01:32:00,902 Jesus Christ. 1953 01:32:00,904 --> 01:32:02,137 Mr. Bradlee, if you knew 1954 01:32:02,139 --> 01:32:03,271 Mr. Bagdikian received the study... 1955 01:32:03,273 --> 01:32:04,572 from the same source as The Times... 1956 01:32:04,574 --> 01:32:06,441 I didn't know because I'm not in the habit... 1957 01:32:06,443 --> 01:32:08,076 of asking my reporters who their sources are... 1958 01:32:08,078 --> 01:32:09,311 and if you'd spent any time 1959 01:32:09,313 --> 01:32:10,544 at a real goddamn newspaper you'd know why. 1960 01:32:10,546 --> 01:32:12,349 You understand he's trying to help you, Ben? 1961 01:32:12,984 --> 01:32:14,852 Mrs. Graham, hi. 1962 01:32:15,552 --> 01:32:16,652 We can all... 1963 01:32:16,654 --> 01:32:19,353 We can all appreciate why Ben wants to publish... 1964 01:32:19,355 --> 01:32:21,156 and if these papers had come from someone else... 1965 01:32:21,158 --> 01:32:23,494 we might have been able to skirt the issue. 1966 01:32:24,595 --> 01:32:26,160 Anything from the folks upstairs? 1967 01:32:26,162 --> 01:32:27,294 COPY EDITOR: No. 1968 01:32:27,296 --> 01:32:28,696 We gotta start the run 1969 01:32:28,698 --> 01:32:31,668 or we won't get to the carriers on time. 1970 01:32:35,070 --> 01:32:36,638 I disagreed with you earlier, 1971 01:32:36,640 --> 01:32:38,473 but I thought it brave. But this? 1972 01:32:38,475 --> 01:32:40,075 If we were to publish knowing this, 1973 01:32:40,077 --> 01:32:41,875 it would just be irresponsible. 1974 01:32:41,877 --> 01:32:44,611 Fritz, do you agree? 1975 01:32:44,613 --> 01:32:47,049 Well, I don't particularly like the idea 1976 01:32:47,051 --> 01:32:49,785 of Kay as a convicted felon. 1977 01:32:49,787 --> 01:32:51,585 And then there's the issue of the prospectus. 1978 01:32:51,587 --> 01:32:53,021 Based on the conversations I've had 1979 01:32:53,023 --> 01:32:54,255 with my friends at Cravath... 1980 01:32:54,257 --> 01:32:55,691 I believe a criminal indictment 1981 01:32:55,693 --> 01:32:58,259 would qualify as a catastrophic event. 1982 01:32:58,261 --> 01:33:01,465 And given the likelihood of indictment now... 1983 01:33:03,033 --> 01:33:04,165 Kay, it could... 1984 01:33:04,167 --> 01:33:06,704 Yes, I understand. 1985 01:33:08,139 --> 01:33:11,406 We have a responsibility to the company... 1986 01:33:11,408 --> 01:33:12,607 to all the employees 1987 01:33:12,609 --> 01:33:14,945 and to the long-term health of the paper. 1988 01:33:15,746 --> 01:33:17,381 Absolutely, Kay. 1989 01:33:20,417 --> 01:33:23,454 Yes. However, um... 1990 01:33:31,328 --> 01:33:33,728 The prospectus also talks about... 1991 01:33:33,730 --> 01:33:36,799 the mission of the paper, which is... 1992 01:33:36,801 --> 01:33:38,433 "outstanding news collection 1993 01:33:38,435 --> 01:33:40,436 "and reporting," isn't that right? 1994 01:33:40,438 --> 01:33:41,503 Yes. 1995 01:33:41,505 --> 01:33:42,403 And... 1996 01:33:42,405 --> 01:33:45,005 And it also says... 1997 01:33:45,007 --> 01:33:46,208 that the newspaper will 1998 01:33:46,210 --> 01:33:48,443 "be dedicated to the welfare of the nation... 1999 01:33:48,445 --> 01:33:51,312 "and to the, uh, principles of a free press..." 2000 01:33:51,314 --> 01:33:52,714 Yes, but... 2001 01:33:52,716 --> 01:33:57,317 So, one could argue that the bankers were put on notice. 2002 01:33:57,319 --> 01:33:59,754 But Kay, these are extraordinary circumstances. 2003 01:33:59,756 --> 01:34:02,758 Are they? Are they? For a newspaper? 2004 01:34:02,760 --> 01:34:05,393 One that covers the Nixon White House. 2005 01:34:05,395 --> 01:34:08,229 Can you guarantee me that we could go to print... 2006 01:34:08,231 --> 01:34:10,063 without endangering any of our soldiers? 2007 01:34:10,065 --> 01:34:11,500 You can't be considering... 2008 01:34:11,502 --> 01:34:14,038 I'm talking to Mr. Bradlee now. 2009 01:34:17,873 --> 01:34:20,308 Fritz, you're not gonna let her do this. 2010 01:34:20,310 --> 01:34:21,442 She can't go to... 2011 01:34:21,444 --> 01:34:23,277 No, now, she can, Arthur. 2012 01:34:23,279 --> 01:34:24,713 And it's entirely her decision. 2013 01:34:24,715 --> 01:34:27,383 Kay, you're allowing Mr. Bradlee... 2014 01:34:27,385 --> 01:34:29,250 (STUTTERS) to lead you to folly. 2015 01:34:29,252 --> 01:34:30,884 The legacy of the company is at stake 2016 01:34:30,886 --> 01:34:33,455 and if you want to protect that legacy... 2017 01:34:33,457 --> 01:34:35,290 This company's been in my life... 2018 01:34:35,292 --> 01:34:36,456 for longer than most of the people 2019 01:34:36,458 --> 01:34:37,858 working there have been alive. 2020 01:34:37,860 --> 01:34:41,032 So, I don't need the lecture on legacy. 2021 01:34:42,699 --> 01:34:46,768 And this is no longer my father's company. 2022 01:34:46,770 --> 01:34:49,138 It's no longer my husband's company. 2023 01:34:49,140 --> 01:34:51,272 It's my company. 2024 01:34:51,274 --> 01:34:53,174 And anyone who thinks otherwise... 2025 01:34:53,176 --> 01:34:56,378 probably doesn't belong on my board. 2026 01:34:56,380 --> 01:34:58,647 Can you guarantee me that we can go to... 2027 01:34:58,649 --> 01:34:59,947 100%! 2028 01:34:59,949 --> 01:35:02,250 All right, then. 2029 01:35:02,252 --> 01:35:04,654 My decision stands... 2030 01:35:07,224 --> 01:35:09,060 and I'm going to bed. 2031 01:35:19,235 --> 01:35:20,805 (LAUGHING) 2032 01:35:23,774 --> 01:35:25,072 (PHONE RINGS) 2033 01:35:25,074 --> 01:35:26,875 It's Ben Bradlee. Run it. 2034 01:35:26,877 --> 01:35:28,076 Yes, sir. 2035 01:35:28,078 --> 01:35:29,747 Start it up. 2036 01:35:30,646 --> 01:35:31,716 (BUZZES) 2037 01:35:44,394 --> 01:35:45,730 (SQUEAKING) 2038 01:35:46,863 --> 01:35:48,062 (TYPING) 2039 01:35:48,064 --> 01:35:49,833 (RUMBLING) 2040 01:35:56,372 --> 01:35:57,841 (TYPING) 2041 01:36:44,887 --> 01:36:48,490 DISTRIBUTOR: Let's go! Let's go! 2042 01:36:48,492 --> 01:36:51,192 This is not a party, this is a war here! 2043 01:36:51,194 --> 01:36:53,664 (OVERLAPPING CHATTER) 2044 01:37:03,605 --> 01:37:05,874 I've got the Assistant Attorney General. 2045 01:37:05,876 --> 01:37:07,144 BEN: Put him on. 2046 01:37:08,345 --> 01:37:10,144 - Good morning. - REHNQUIST: Good morning. 2047 01:37:10,146 --> 01:37:11,213 This is William Rehnquist 2048 01:37:11,215 --> 01:37:13,514 from the Office of Legal Counsel at Justice. 2049 01:37:13,516 --> 01:37:14,816 BEN: Yes, sir. 2050 01:37:14,818 --> 01:37:16,651 Mr. Bradlee, I have been advised 2051 01:37:16,653 --> 01:37:18,285 by the Secretary of Defense... 2052 01:37:18,287 --> 01:37:19,653 that the material published 2053 01:37:19,655 --> 01:37:21,555 in The Washington Post this morning... 2054 01:37:21,557 --> 01:37:23,157 contains information relating to 2055 01:37:23,159 --> 01:37:25,559 the national defense of the United States... 2056 01:37:25,561 --> 01:37:28,496 and bears a top-secret classification. 2057 01:37:28,498 --> 01:37:31,165 As such, the publication of this information... 2058 01:37:31,167 --> 01:37:33,902 is directly prohibited by the Espionage Act... 2059 01:37:33,904 --> 01:37:38,639 title 18 of the United States code, section 793. 2060 01:37:38,641 --> 01:37:41,108 As publication will cause irreparable injury... 2061 01:37:41,110 --> 01:37:44,079 to the defense interests of the United States... 2062 01:37:44,081 --> 01:37:46,113 I respectfully request that you publish 2063 01:37:46,115 --> 01:37:49,217 no further information of this character... 2064 01:37:49,219 --> 01:37:51,986 and advise me that you have made arrangements... 2065 01:37:51,988 --> 01:37:53,655 for the return of these documents 2066 01:37:53,657 --> 01:37:55,723 to the Department of Defense. 2067 01:37:55,725 --> 01:37:57,826 Well, thank you for the call, Mr. Rehnquist... 2068 01:37:57,828 --> 01:38:02,630 but I'm sure you understand I must respectfully decline. 2069 01:38:02,632 --> 01:38:05,202 - I appreciate your time. - (LINE DISCONNECTS) 2070 01:38:09,139 --> 01:38:10,371 What's next? 2071 01:38:10,373 --> 01:38:12,839 We're going to court. Today. 2072 01:38:12,841 --> 01:38:16,044 If we get a ruling in our favor, or The Times does... 2073 01:38:16,046 --> 01:38:19,617 we'll be at the Supreme Court sometime next week. 2074 01:38:30,859 --> 01:38:31,927 No, I wanna make sure all the dates 2075 01:38:31,929 --> 01:38:33,227 are locked down between sixth... 2076 01:38:33,229 --> 01:38:34,631 We're focusing on Johnson... 2077 01:38:36,766 --> 01:38:38,333 I don't want any more articles 2078 01:38:38,335 --> 01:38:40,104 just about shoes and about dresses. 2079 01:38:41,537 --> 01:38:42,970 Well, that's where you're wrong, Al. 2080 01:38:42,972 --> 01:38:44,942 I happen to be a woman and I know a few. 2081 01:38:46,842 --> 01:38:47,976 Your Honor, the stories published 2082 01:38:47,978 --> 01:38:49,277 in The Times and now The Post... 2083 01:38:49,279 --> 01:38:50,512 have created a diplomatic 2084 01:38:50,514 --> 01:38:52,680 and security disaster for the United States. 2085 01:38:52,682 --> 01:38:55,951 How exactly have these papers created a diplomatic disaster? 2086 01:38:55,953 --> 01:38:58,419 Why would other countries talk to us in confidence... 2087 01:38:58,421 --> 01:38:59,955 if secrets like this can be leaked? 2088 01:38:59,957 --> 01:39:01,388 So, does this make it difficult 2089 01:39:01,390 --> 01:39:02,790 for the President to govern? 2090 01:39:02,792 --> 01:39:05,593 If the President can't keep secrets, he can't govern. 2091 01:39:05,595 --> 01:39:07,394 Nothing less than the integrity 2092 01:39:07,396 --> 01:39:10,000 of the presidency is at stake. 2093 01:39:10,434 --> 01:39:11,866 Yes, I know. 2094 01:39:11,868 --> 01:39:13,934 I'm sure it has rattled investors, Jerry. 2095 01:39:13,936 --> 01:39:16,437 That's why I'm calling you. 2096 01:39:16,439 --> 01:39:18,638 Yes, I understand a number of them 2097 01:39:18,640 --> 01:39:21,344 have considered pulling out but we feel... 2098 01:39:22,679 --> 01:39:26,617 FRITZ: Of course. I stand behind the decision. 2099 01:39:31,822 --> 01:39:33,655 Well, you know, one could argue 2100 01:39:33,657 --> 01:39:38,026 it's raising the profile of The Post. 2101 01:39:38,028 --> 01:39:41,629 Would The Post have published military plans for D-Day... 2102 01:39:41,631 --> 01:39:44,699 if they'd had them in advance? 2103 01:39:44,701 --> 01:39:47,067 Well, I don't think there's any comparison 2104 01:39:47,069 --> 01:39:48,903 between a pending invasion of Europe... 2105 01:39:48,905 --> 01:39:51,805 and a historical survey of American involvement 2106 01:39:51,807 --> 01:39:53,377 in the Vietnam War. 2107 01:39:54,810 --> 01:39:56,510 The Supreme Court has decided 2108 01:39:56,512 --> 01:39:58,211 to hold a hearing tomorrow morning... 2109 01:39:58,213 --> 01:40:01,482 to resolve the tangle of conflicting decisions... 2110 01:40:01,484 --> 01:40:03,151 over what of the Pentagon Papers 2111 01:40:03,153 --> 01:40:04,986 can be published and more broadly... 2112 01:40:04,988 --> 01:40:06,620 the issue of freedom of the press 2113 01:40:06,622 --> 01:40:08,723 versus government security. 2114 01:40:08,725 --> 01:40:10,157 But in agreeing to hear the cases of 2115 01:40:10,159 --> 01:40:11,791 The New York Times and The Washington Post... 2116 01:40:11,793 --> 01:40:14,794 Supreme's granted cert. 2117 01:40:14,796 --> 01:40:16,296 Emergency expedited basis. 2118 01:40:16,298 --> 01:40:18,268 We're in court with The Times tomorrow. 2119 01:40:20,503 --> 01:40:22,372 What are you so happy about? 2120 01:40:28,112 --> 01:40:31,782 I always wanted to be part of a small rebellion. 2121 01:40:41,990 --> 01:40:43,892 I asked him what he considers... 2122 01:40:43,894 --> 01:40:45,559 the most important revelations 2123 01:40:45,561 --> 01:40:47,829 to date from the Pentagon documents. 2124 01:40:47,831 --> 01:40:49,863 I think the lesson is the people of this country... 2125 01:40:49,865 --> 01:40:51,598 can't afford to let the President 2126 01:40:51,600 --> 01:40:53,802 run the country by himself. 2127 01:40:53,804 --> 01:40:56,303 Even foreign affairs any more than domestic affairs, 2128 01:40:56,305 --> 01:40:57,871 without the help of Congress. 2129 01:40:57,873 --> 01:40:58,973 I was struck, in fact, 2130 01:40:58,975 --> 01:41:00,174 by President Johnson's reaction... 2131 01:41:00,176 --> 01:41:02,910 to these revelations as close to treason. 2132 01:41:02,912 --> 01:41:04,845 Because it reflected to me the sense 2133 01:41:04,847 --> 01:41:07,415 that what was damaging to the reputation... 2134 01:41:07,417 --> 01:41:08,982 of a particular administration, 2135 01:41:08,984 --> 01:41:10,652 a particular individual... 2136 01:41:10,654 --> 01:41:12,887 was in itself treason. 2137 01:41:12,889 --> 01:41:15,993 Which is very close to saying, "I am the State." 2138 01:41:22,230 --> 01:41:23,563 But this is a self-governing country. 2139 01:41:23,565 --> 01:41:25,066 Ben? 2140 01:41:25,068 --> 01:41:27,902 The Constitution provides for a separation of powers... 2141 01:41:27,904 --> 01:41:31,075 What on earth are you doing? 2142 01:41:38,213 --> 01:41:39,248 (GASPS) 2143 01:41:46,355 --> 01:41:49,425 They all followed your lead and published the papers. 2144 01:41:50,359 --> 01:41:52,729 At least we're not alone. 2145 01:41:53,529 --> 01:41:55,062 No matter what happens tomorrow, 2146 01:41:55,064 --> 01:41:58,098 we are not a little local paper anymore. 2147 01:41:58,100 --> 01:41:59,168 Hmm. 2148 01:42:11,782 --> 01:42:12,880 MAN 1: I'd be very interested in your opinion. 2149 01:42:12,882 --> 01:42:14,214 MAN 2: Sounds good. 2150 01:42:14,216 --> 01:42:15,415 MAN 1: All right, I'll see you at the first break. 2151 01:42:15,417 --> 01:42:16,420 MAN 2: All right. 2152 01:42:18,387 --> 01:42:19,890 I am sorry. 2153 01:42:23,760 --> 01:42:25,559 Mrs. Graham, there's an entrance 2154 01:42:25,561 --> 01:42:26,928 around the side for the appellants. 2155 01:42:26,930 --> 01:42:28,332 Oh, thank you very much. 2156 01:42:29,731 --> 01:42:31,398 I'm sorry I'm walking so fast. 2157 01:42:31,400 --> 01:42:33,701 I was supposed to be here half hour ago... 2158 01:42:33,703 --> 01:42:35,169 but then I had to make copies of the brief 2159 01:42:35,171 --> 01:42:36,771 and there was so much traffic... 2160 01:42:36,773 --> 01:42:37,871 and you just wouldn't think 2161 01:42:37,873 --> 01:42:39,107 there'd be all these people, you know? 2162 01:42:39,109 --> 01:42:41,509 No, you wouldn't. You work for Roger Clark then? 2163 01:42:41,511 --> 01:42:42,876 I work for the government. 2164 01:42:42,878 --> 01:42:44,946 The Solicitor General's office. 2165 01:42:44,948 --> 01:42:46,647 Oh. You're on the other team. 2166 01:42:46,649 --> 01:42:47,850 Mrs. Graham... 2167 01:42:48,685 --> 01:42:51,686 I probably shouldn't say this. 2168 01:42:51,688 --> 01:42:54,992 My brother, he's still over there and... 2169 01:42:58,360 --> 01:43:00,430 Well, I hope you win. 2170 01:43:01,831 --> 01:43:03,063 Besides, I like someone 2171 01:43:03,065 --> 01:43:04,699 telling these guys what's what. 2172 01:43:04,701 --> 01:43:05,933 But don't tell my boss I said that. 2173 01:43:05,935 --> 01:43:07,367 He'd fire me just for talking to you. 2174 01:43:07,369 --> 01:43:08,602 (CHUCKLES) 2175 01:43:08,604 --> 01:43:10,273 (CHATTERING) 2176 01:43:15,345 --> 01:43:16,844 - ROGER: Ben. - BEN: How are ya, kid? 2177 01:43:16,846 --> 01:43:18,414 - ROGER: Fritz. - FRITZ: Roger. 2178 01:43:22,150 --> 01:43:23,684 I told you to be here at eight. 2179 01:43:23,686 --> 01:43:24,751 Yes. I was here at eight, 2180 01:43:24,753 --> 01:43:25,919 but Richard sent me back to make... 2181 01:43:25,921 --> 01:43:27,054 Is Richard your boss? 2182 01:43:27,056 --> 01:43:29,023 No, but you weren't here so... 2183 01:43:29,025 --> 01:43:31,929 I don't want excuses. Just take a seat. 2184 01:43:33,363 --> 01:43:34,495 Mrs. Graham. 2185 01:43:34,497 --> 01:43:35,566 Morning. 2186 01:43:38,935 --> 01:43:40,768 Morning, gentlemen. Good to see you. 2187 01:43:40,770 --> 01:43:42,870 - Kay. - Punch, Abe. 2188 01:43:42,872 --> 01:43:45,138 Nice to be on the same side for a change. 2189 01:43:45,140 --> 01:43:46,741 I'll tell you what's nice... 2190 01:43:46,743 --> 01:43:50,644 making the front page of your newspaper on a daily basis. 2191 01:43:50,646 --> 01:43:52,546 Must be a lot of people from Boston 2192 01:43:52,548 --> 01:43:54,283 to Washington reading about us. 2193 01:43:54,751 --> 01:43:56,250 Yes... 2194 01:43:56,252 --> 01:43:58,919 well, I suppose it's appropriate... 2195 01:43:58,921 --> 01:44:00,590 given what's at stake. 2196 01:44:01,791 --> 01:44:02,993 All rise. 2197 01:44:06,529 --> 01:44:08,128 The Honorable, the Chief Justice 2198 01:44:08,130 --> 01:44:09,464 and the Associate Justices... 2199 01:44:09,466 --> 01:44:12,700 of the Supreme Court of the United States. 2200 01:44:12,702 --> 01:44:16,006 Oyez, oyez, oyez. 2201 01:44:17,039 --> 01:44:18,772 All persons having business before 2202 01:44:18,774 --> 01:44:21,509 the Honorable of the Supreme Court... 2203 01:44:21,511 --> 01:44:23,878 - (CLAMORING) - Mr. Rosenthal. Mr. Rosenthal. 2204 01:44:23,880 --> 01:44:25,213 MAN: Mr. Sulzberger, do you think 2205 01:44:25,215 --> 01:44:26,781 they'll decide in your favor? 2206 01:44:26,783 --> 01:44:29,483 Well, overall we feel encouraged. 2207 01:44:29,485 --> 01:44:33,388 27 congressmen filed amicus briefs on our behalf. 2208 01:44:33,390 --> 01:44:34,522 As well as the ACLU... 2209 01:44:34,524 --> 01:44:35,389 We should make a statement. 2210 01:44:35,391 --> 01:44:36,790 You would think that's her job. 2211 01:44:36,792 --> 01:44:40,294 I believe everything we had to say we've already said. 2212 01:44:40,296 --> 01:44:42,632 PUNCH: Well, we feel confident... 2213 01:44:57,014 --> 01:44:58,981 (PHONE RINGS) 2214 01:45:00,684 --> 01:45:02,085 Meg Greenfield. 2215 01:45:03,286 --> 01:45:04,384 Okay. 2216 01:45:04,386 --> 01:45:07,588 Everyone, listen up! Listen up! 2217 01:45:07,590 --> 01:45:08,923 We've got a decision. 2218 01:45:08,925 --> 01:45:10,694 We've got a decision. 2219 01:45:14,130 --> 01:45:15,396 - Where'd they go? - The same place. 2220 01:45:15,398 --> 01:45:18,302 The Supreme Court. The decision's in. 2221 01:45:28,944 --> 01:45:30,947 The vote is... 2222 01:45:32,215 --> 01:45:33,684 6-3. 2223 01:45:34,550 --> 01:45:36,351 6-3. We win. 2224 01:45:36,353 --> 01:45:39,019 We win! And so does The Times! 2225 01:45:39,021 --> 01:45:41,190 (CHEERING) 2226 01:45:42,626 --> 01:45:43,627 GENE: Yes! 2227 01:45:46,863 --> 01:45:48,465 No shit! 2228 01:45:51,400 --> 01:45:53,500 Nice job, Gene. 2229 01:45:53,502 --> 01:45:56,072 - No gloating! No gloating. - I'm just satisfied. 2230 01:46:00,676 --> 01:46:03,678 MEG: What? I can't hear you. It's too loud. 2231 01:46:03,680 --> 01:46:04,912 Okay. 2232 01:46:04,914 --> 01:46:06,781 Listen up, everybody. Listen up. 2233 01:46:06,783 --> 01:46:08,650 Justice Black's opinion. 2234 01:46:08,652 --> 01:46:09,653 Okay. 2235 01:46:12,122 --> 01:46:15,456 "The founding fathers gave the free press... 2236 01:46:15,458 --> 01:46:18,228 "the protection it must have... 2237 01:46:20,630 --> 01:46:24,734 "to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. 2238 01:46:28,104 --> 01:46:30,437 "The press was to serve the governed, 2239 01:46:30,439 --> 01:46:31,906 "not the governors." 2240 01:46:31,908 --> 01:46:33,543 (APPLAUSE) 2241 01:46:36,645 --> 01:46:37,646 Thank you. 2242 01:46:56,798 --> 01:46:58,435 That looks great. 2243 01:47:14,117 --> 01:47:17,751 You know what my husband said about the news? 2244 01:47:17,753 --> 01:47:21,121 He called it the first rough draft of history. 2245 01:47:21,123 --> 01:47:23,790 That's good, isn't it? (CHUCKLES) 2246 01:47:23,792 --> 01:47:26,559 Oh, well, we don't always get it right, you know? 2247 01:47:26,561 --> 01:47:28,796 We're not always perfect, but I think 2248 01:47:28,798 --> 01:47:31,031 if we just keep on it, you know? 2249 01:47:31,033 --> 01:47:32,568 That's the job, isn't it? 2250 01:47:37,038 --> 01:47:38,474 Yes, it is. 2251 01:47:54,189 --> 01:47:56,891 KAY: Oh, Ken Clawson came by to see me earlier. 2252 01:47:56,893 --> 01:47:58,025 BEN: Oh? 2253 01:47:58,027 --> 01:47:59,994 KAY: Apparently, Justice is still considering 2254 01:47:59,996 --> 01:48:01,262 criminal charges against us. 2255 01:48:01,264 --> 01:48:03,196 BEN: Yeah, well, I bet they are. 2256 01:48:03,198 --> 01:48:04,531 KAY: And you're not worried. 2257 01:48:04,533 --> 01:48:06,768 BEN: Nope. No, Katharine, that's your job. 2258 01:48:06,770 --> 01:48:08,235 KAY: (CHUCKLES) I suppose it is. 2259 01:48:08,237 --> 01:48:11,405 Oh, thank God the court ruling was very clear. 2260 01:48:11,407 --> 01:48:15,009 BEN: Yeah, well, I'm sure Nixon will fall right in line. 2261 01:48:15,011 --> 01:48:16,442 KAY: Hmm. Good, because you know... 2262 01:48:16,444 --> 01:48:18,211 I don't think I could ever live through 2263 01:48:18,213 --> 01:48:19,850 something like this again. 2264 01:48:21,350 --> 01:48:23,317 NIXON: I want it clearly understood 2265 01:48:23,319 --> 01:48:25,785 that from now on, ever... 2266 01:48:25,787 --> 01:48:28,423 no reporter from The Washington Post 2267 01:48:28,425 --> 01:48:30,124 is ever to be in the White House. 2268 01:48:30,126 --> 01:48:31,728 - Is that clear? - AIDE: Absolutely. 2269 01:48:33,229 --> 01:48:35,662 NIXON: Never. Never in the White House. 2270 01:48:35,664 --> 01:48:39,166 No church service. Nothing that Mrs. Nixon does. 2271 01:48:39,168 --> 01:48:41,102 You tell Connie, "Don't tell Mrs. Nixon," 2272 01:48:41,104 --> 01:48:42,335 'cause she'll approve it. 2273 01:48:42,337 --> 01:48:45,173 No reporter from The Washington Post 2274 01:48:45,175 --> 01:48:47,473 is ever to be in the White House again. 2275 01:48:47,475 --> 01:48:49,143 And no photographer either. 2276 01:48:49,145 --> 01:48:50,844 No photographer, is that clear? 2277 01:48:50,846 --> 01:48:53,013 None ever to be in. 2278 01:48:53,015 --> 01:48:54,581 Now that is a total order. 2279 01:48:54,583 --> 01:48:56,416 And if necessary, I'll fire you. 2280 01:48:56,418 --> 01:48:58,050 - You understand? - AIDE: I do understand. 2281 01:48:58,052 --> 01:49:00,657 NIXON: Okay. All right. Good. 2282 01:49:21,211 --> 01:49:22,742 FEMALE DISPATCHER: DC police, second precinct. 2283 01:49:22,744 --> 01:49:24,579 SECURITY GUARD: Yes, hello. This is Frank Wills. 2284 01:49:24,581 --> 01:49:26,414 I think we might have a burglary in progress 2285 01:49:26,416 --> 01:49:28,318 at The Watergate. 2286 01:49:28,320 --> 01:49:33,320 For more new Movies go to xPau.se