The Anti War website says of this tele-feature: "The movie is not based on 'Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers,' (the script was written before 'Secrets' came out), and oddly, FX never contacted Dan ['Daniel Ellesberg'] about the film or consulted him in any way. (The only contact, an impersonal one, was to send Ellsberg.Net - along with hundreds of other websites - a mass email after the film was made, asking that we place their banner ad on the site, in exchange for a link from theirs, which we did). Someone with access to the film, who thought Dan should be able to see the film that portrays him before it airs, 'leaked' an an advance copy of the film (FX never gave it to him and was dismayed he had seen it before . . .".
This tele-movie's opening titles formed a pentagon symbol (a five-sided polygon) out of the letter "o" in the word pentagon in this tele-feature's "The Pentagon Papers" title logo seen during the starting credits roll.