'The Post' renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling

Posted: February 24, 2018 at 12:08 p.m.

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Tom Hanks portrays Ben Bradlee, left, and Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from "The Post." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4.

NEW YORK — Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "The Post" has revived interest in the newspaper battles of the 1970s, the lives of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and executive Ben Bradlee and the risks of publishing the top-secret documents known as "The Pentagon Papers."

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