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"We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn\t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."
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"The Post," for those who were alive during Watergate in the early '70s (or were too young to care) refers to The Washington Post, at one time a family-owned newspaper run by Katherine Graham and edited by Ben Bradlee. Two young reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, became famous ...
Pairing Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep together for the first time as the intrepid Ben Bradlee and Katherine Graham of the Washington Post, was an inspired commercial idea. Especially given the controversies generated in the last few years over what constitutes "real news". However, since the film weaves in an around ...

At the time, Chicago Defender publisher, John H. Sengstacke, and “EBONY” and “Jet” magazines publisher, John H. Johnson, were fierce competitors. Like the late Katherine Graham of The Washington Post, Dorothy would often attend board and corporate meetings with male executives. Some of them ...
'The Post' Screenwriter Liz Hannah on Writing for Meryl Streep and Toasting with Tom Hanks (Exclusive) .... so the fact that so many people wanted to stand behind the story of Katherine Graham and stand behind the story of this woman standing on her own two feet for the first time…is so important to me.
But, without question, Meryl Streep powers this movie with her terrific portrayal of a reticent Katherine Graham, the longtime Post publisher and one of the first ... Spielberg has crafted a true love letter to print journalism, and I left the theater feeling invigorated about the newspaper industry and its mission: To ...
At the time, Chicago Defender publisher, John H. Sengstacke, and “EBONY” and “Jet” magazines publisher, John H. Johnson, were fierce competitors. Like the late Katherine Graham of The Washington Post, Dorothy would often attend board and corporate meetings with male executives. Some of them ...

The movie marked Oscar nomination number 21 for Streep, a number well over any other actor in Academy history, and this clip makes it clear that her Post castmates and crew weren't surprised at all by her latest success. "I cannot imagine anybody else playing Katherine Graham. The way Meryl Streep ...
As to The Washington Post, this is not the first time a president has tried to pressure the newspaper because of its reporting. During the Watergate scandal, Nixon's attorney general threatened the then publisher of The Washington Post, Katherine Graham, saying that she would “be caught in a big fat ...
In the 46 years since Katherine Graham began her tenure as Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, there have been only 60 female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. And for 28 years, there were only four: aforementioned Graham, Marion O. Sandler of Golden West Financial, Linda Wachner of ...
According to the fact-checkers, there were some convenient Hollywood moments added (like the intern sneaking into the New York Times for intel) and left out a dramatic altercation between Post reporters and Chief Justice Warren Burger. The real-life story is just as dramatic, starting with Daniel Ellsberg photocopying the ...
For example, posters of former Washington Post Publisher Katherine Graham, former Durango Herald Editor and Publisher Morley Ballantine and trailblazing journalist Ida B. Wells hang at the Ballantine Media Center. Marie Curie's poster hands in the chemistry building, because Curie was a pioneering ...
The second movie was The Post. It had me teary-eyed. I thought the acting of ... I became teary-eyed as Katherine Graham stood for principle. Her walking down and all these young girls ... I ended up looking at the Internet and searching for things on Katherine Graham. I ended up downloading the book ...
... FILM: Before any more critics sound off about “The Post,” the movie directed by Steven Spielberg, they should know that many respected journalists, active in the profession for years, have weighed in with glowing praise for Meryl Streep's performance as Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham and ...
In the excellent movie “The Post,” Katherine Graham is giving a lavish dinner party — a retirement soiree for a friend — when she learns of a highly sensitive and tense situation involving The Washington Post, the newspaper for which she is the publisher, and the potential release of the Pentagon Papers.
In the excellent movie “The Post,” Katherine Graham is giving a lavish dinner party — a retirement soiree for a friend — when she learns of a highly sensitive and tense situation involving The Washington Post, the newspaper for which she is the publisher, and the potential release of the Pentagon Papers.
In recent years, Spielberg has proven to be interested in telling smaller-scale stories about real people, whether it's Katherine Graham in The Post, James Donovan in Bridge of Spies, Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, and most famously, The Big Friendly Giant in The BFG. (Kidding, kidding.) A biopic about ...
In The Post, Meryl Streep plays Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of a major US newspaper (The Washington Post). Great! Now studios should expand on this idea by making a movie about Nellie Bly. Nellie was serving as the foreign correspondent for the Pittsburgh Dispatch at 21, writing about ...

The only other woman who received the award was The Washington Post owner Katherine Graham, who collected the accolade in 2014. Perhaps her name sounds familiar? That's because Meryl Streep recently played her in the Oscar-nominated film, The Post. Graham's daughter, Lally Weymouth, was in ...
After clambering back over the velvet rope to Guillermo, he asked what Streep smelled like. “What does she smell like? She smells like success,” Haddish responded without missing a beat. While Streep may not have won for her role as famed publisher Katherine Graham in The Post at this year's awards, ...
And that is particularly true of her performance as Katherine Graham, owner of the Washington Post, in Steven Spielberg's "The Post." After coming into her position following the death of her husband, to become that rare female business executive in the late 1960s and early '70s, Graham is uncertain and ...
There is nothing that can prevent Lawrence from getting to Streep — she hikes up her skirt and clambers over several sets of chairs in order to chat with the Post star, all the while cradling a glass of wine. Lawrence employs the classic party technique: the awkward-but-effective beeline. (Remember the last ...
Brilliantly performed and spellbinding, it depicted the agony of the publisher of the Washington Post in the summer of 1971 when — against the advice ... Executive Editor Ben Bradlee was the lone voice among Katherine Graham's advisers who insisted that The Post had an absolute duty to publish this vital ...
No argument here from me that Graham, as the Washington Post's 54-year-old publisher, took a breathtaking risk when, in the immediate aftermath of a judge enjoining the New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers, she told the Post's editor, Ben Bradlee (played by Tom Hanks), “Let's go, let's ...
Steven Spielberg's latest feature tells the story of Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of the Washington Post. Graham was faced with ... When journalism exposes the truth and holds those in power accountable, every letter has an impact and every story has a consequence. In the case of “The Post,” ...
Katherine Graham (Streep) – now owner of The Washington Post after the death of her husband – takes her family newspaper public. Her lack of ... The ending pays tribute to the movie, All the President's Men, potentially one of the most renowned films revolving around journalism of all time. Will this movie ...
It sparked what became known as the “mutiny” of Post journalists, the first and last organized effort by Israeli journalists to rise up against hostile owners .... The Post shows, the decision to publish or not publish the Pentagon Papers was ultimately left to the Washington Post's publisher, Katherine Graham, ...
“The Post [is] a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up ...
These two films are brilliant examples of journalism and its role in society. ... “Quality and profitability go hand-in-hand,” Streep, who plays Katherine Graham, the Washington Post publisher, says in the movie. ... Journalists are the eyes and ears of the world, and journalism is the “first draft of history”.
The recording included a post-play discussion with Bradlee himself, along with other journalists. ... At the top of the play, an older Katherine Graham, serving as narrator in retrospect, explains how The New York Times, after bravely deciding to publish an earth-shattering study that had been improperly ...
The Post, Steven Spielberg's paean to the First Amendment and the free press, tells the tale of the Washington Post's diffident publisher and ambitious editor summoning the courage to publish a top-secret study in the face of unprecedented government censorship. The action begins when a disillusioned ...
Between the film's success and opinion polls recording a modest uptick in public trust for newspapers, optimistic journalists might conclude that they, or at ... “The Post” was initially pitched as a human drama about Katherine Graham, a Georgetown heiress who found herself running the Washington Post, ...
Join Poynter for a day of empowerment for women journalists at the Hearst Tower in New York City. ... in American newsrooms can be seen today at your local movie theater in the Academy Award nominated film The Post, as Meryl Streep portrays Katherine Graham, then publisher of The Washington Post.
Katherine Graham never expected to be the publisher of the Post, though she was born into the family that owned the paper. In June of 1933, when Graham was 16, her father, Eugene Meyer, bought the Washington Post at auction. Per the paper itself, he paid only $825,000 for for the whole operation—the ...
Meryl Streep brings Katharine Graham to life in The Post, Steven Spielberg's new movie about the Washington Post's first female publisher famous for choosing to print the Pentagon Papers. ... For more about Katherine Graham and The Post, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.
The decision to publish the famed Pentagon Papers in The Washington Post ultimately came before its publisher, Katharine Graham. Caught between the caution of her lawyers and the zeal of her hardworking journalists, Graham was under enormous pressure. The estimable New York Times first broke ...
Jeff Bezos, who bought The Washington Post in 2013, was once wary of wading into the Washington, DC, limelight. But the Amazon CEO now embraces Washington and sees himself as the successor to the former Post publisher Katherine Graham, according to the Washingtonian. Insiders who spoke ...
Multiple encomiums have been lavished on "The Post," the Steven Spielberg film about The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and her brave ... Journalism aside, "I had no business experience, no management experience and little knowledge of the governmental, political or other matters we ...
Many were trailblazers, such as Katherine Graham, Brooke Astor, and Dorothy Draper. Award-winning cabaret performer Charles Busch brings his one-man show, "My Kinda '60s," to the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, N.Y., on Saturday at 4pm. Busch interweaves personal tales of a childhood and ...
Meryl Streep saves the day in “The Post,” playing Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of the Washington Post and the honcho who gave the OK to publish the Pentagon Papers. And in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Frances McDormand stars as a grief-fueled mother out for justice and ...
The movie stars Meryl Streep as Post publisher Katherine Graham - the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company - who has to work together with legendary executive editor Ben Bradlee, played by Tom ... “It's always very difficult balancing business interests with the need to maintain good journalism.
“The Post [is] a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up ...
Between the film's success and opinion polls recording a modest uptick in public trust for newspapers, optimistic journalists might conclude that they, or at ... “The Post” was initially pitched as a human drama about Katherine Graham, a Georgetown heiress who found herself running the Washington Post, ...
However, the final publication decision lay on the current owner and publisher of the Washington Post, the gentle and unconfident Katharine Graham. ... who the real Katherine Graham was, I can feel that this was a quiet performance of gracefully nuanced detail about a self-doubting woman who had to ...
“The Post.” In June 1971, The Washington Post, led by Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) and Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four presidents. Rated PG-13. In theaters at: AMC Greensboro 18, The ...
Between the film's success and opinion polls recording a modest uptick in public trust for newspapers, optimistic journalists might conclude that they, or at ... “The Post” was initially pitched as a human drama about Katherine Graham, a Georgetown heiress who found herself running the Washington Post, ...
Katherine Graham, that first female publisher of the Washington Post had to make some pretty heavy decisions as the future of the Post, and her freedom, hang in the balance. But when her editor Ben Bradlee is given access to the forbidden-to-print Pentagon Papers, Kay has to take a stand where no ...
It was not an easy decision for the publisher, Katherine Graham (played with such sensitivity and finesse by Meryl Streep). She was the ... The movie, All The President's Men, based on the book by The Washington Post journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, was directed by Alan J Pakula in 1976.
The Washington Post, once it had obtained the documents, was in a race to report on what was in the documents. And, while weighing its potential impacts, you get to see the rise of Katherine Graham as publisher, and how she risked financial ruin with her decision to print the Pentagon Papers. You also ...
Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, comes off as rather timid and submissive towards the beginning of the film. After being continuously undermined by multiple board members, she slowly builds the confidence that leads her to make one of the biggest ...
I just finished Katherine Graham's Pulitzer-Prize winning memoir of her life as publisher of the Washington Post, which culminates when her Post ... What hurts Overholser and other journalists — I too have been at it for five decades — is when people don't realize that for us, journalism is “a mission in life.


 

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