The Post

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In June 1971, major US newspapers took a bold stand for free speech and reported on The Pentagon Papers, the massive blackout of government secrets that spanned four decades. At the time, Washington Post’s Katherine Graham was still trying to find her place as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee, the paper’s labile but driven editor, sought to improve the struggling newspaper’s reputation. Together, the two formed an unlikely team.

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