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Season 23, Episode 14 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

First Aired: October 5, 2010

Season 23 ends with the acclaimed documentary, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." It recounts how and why former military analyst Daniel Ellsberg decided to leak the Pentagon's secret history of the Vietnam War in 1971, as well as the dramatic reaction it drew from Richard Nixon's White House. Also featured is archival audio and film footage of presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, plus remarks from Ellsberg.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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