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Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996)

The profile of controversial journalist George Seldes and a piercing examination of America's news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, with readings of writings by Ed Asner, this Academy ... See full summary »

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Ben Bagdikian ...
Himself - Author, The Media Monopoly
Jeff Cohen ...
Himself - Executive Director, FAIR
Daniel Ellsberg ...
Himself - Subscribed as freshman at Harvard
Nat Hentoff ...
Himself - Columnist / The Village Voice
Russ Holcomb ...
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Jack Hollander ...
Himself - In fact subscriber at age 15
Lorri Holt ...
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Phillip Knightley ...
Author, The First Casualty
Colman McCarthy ...
Himself - Columnist, The Washington Post
Morton Mintz ...
Himself - Reporter, The Washington Post, retired
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Himself - Read In fact in junior high school
Victor Navasky ...
Himself - Editor / The Nation
George Seldes ...
Himself (archive footage)
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The profile of controversial journalist George Seldes and a piercing examination of America's news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, with readings of writings by Ed Asner, this Academy Award-nominated film includes stunning archival materials. Written by Anonymous

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A fascinating history of the 20th century that you never hear.
13 November 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. George Seldes is a reporter/editor who was involved in the major events of the 20th century. He offers first hand commentary on how the mainstream press is manipulated and controlled by financial interests, how news is suppressed in order to protect corporations. One rarely hears such first hand accounts from the Spanish Civil War, the Russian Revolution, the major 20th century conflicts, and the McCarthy hearings, as well as how a free press in the United States survived and inspired.


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