Episode Detail: The Advocates - The Advocates
"Should the Government drop its case against Daniel Ellsberg?" The crux is whether Ellsberg's disclosure of the Pentagon Papers violated U.S. espionage laws. In favor of dropping the charges: political analyst Noam Chomsky and former Alaska governor Ernest Gruening. Opposed: Elbridge Durbrow, former ambassador to South Vietnam; and economist Leo Cherne. Advocates: lawyer Howard Miller and William Rusher.