This Is Why Steven Spielberg Wants You to Know About the Pentagon Papers

Check out a one-minute primer video before you watch 'The Post,' starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Bob Odenkirk
This Is Why Steven Spielberg Wants You to Know About the Pentagon Papers

Steven Spielberg's new film The Post (starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Bob Odenkirk) examines the Pentagon Papers scandal. This controversy, which rocked Washington in 1971, brought up issues like political corruption and freedom of the press — which are more relevant than ever in today's political climate. But what exactly are the Pentagon Papers?

Learn more about this pivotal moment in political history by watching a one-minute video from Exclaim! about the Pentagon Papers. Then, on January 12, go see The Post when it arrives in theatres everywhere.

Click on the video below to check it out!