Tom Hanks now plays Ben Bradlee, a man previously played by Jason Robards in the 1976 film, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN. Meryl Streep plays Katharine "Kay" Graham, owner of The Washington Post. Bradlee and Graham battle the federal government for the right to publish classified information as it relate to the highly controversial Vietnam War. It was journalism versus The White House. Graham was owner/publisher of The Washington Post. She also battled sexism. Bradlee was the newspaper's executive editor.
Today, I can't recall ever seeing a high school student read a newspaper. In this age of great technology, I rarely get the vibe that high schoolers are reading major newspapers online. I still like newspapers and magazines. In the trailer for THE POST, I get the feeling Spielberg is sending out a plea for the life of print journalism. The art of print has been decreasing and disappearing rapidly. I'd hate to see it go. To be reminded of the power of print and the exhausting, non-glamorous but vital work of serious print journalists...see ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN before you go see THE POST. Spielberg's new film will definitely be at the top of my "must-see" movie list. Viva, Freedom of the Press!