In 1971, a 22-year-old journalist named Robert Rosenthal got a call from his boss at The New York Times. He told him to go to Room 1111 of the Hilton Hotel, bring enough clothes for at least a month and not tell anyone.
Believe it or not, listening to the Nixon tapes is fun. But if you don’t have that kind of time on your hands, how about a quick jaunt through some of the best parts?
In this episode of Reveal, we take a deep look at the leaking and publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and two guys who have a knack for being in the room when history gets made: our own Robert J. Rosenthal and former nuclear war strategist Daniel Ellsberg.