Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press
Academy-Award nominated film by Rick Goldsmith
"George Seldes - Now more than ever"
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Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Tell the Truth and Run, the dramatic story of
muckraking journalist George Seldes (1890-1995), is a piercing
examination of American journalism.
Eighty years a newspaperman, Seldes was a noted
foreign correspondent who became America's most
important press critic. Through Seldes's encounters
with Pershing, Lenin and Mussolini; the tobacco
industry, J. Edgar Hoover and the "lords of the
press," Tell the Truth and Run provides a fresh
perspective on Twentieth-Century history while
raising profound ethical, professional and political
questions about journalism in America.
Seldes at age 98 is the centerpiece of the film:
remarkably engaging,witty and still impassioned
about his ideas and ideals. Ralph Nader,Victor
Navasky, Ben Bagdikian, Daniel Ellsberg, Nat
Hentoff and Jeff Cohen, among others, provide
incisive commentary. Stunning archival footage and
over 500 headlines, photographs and articles provide
a rich historical backdrop.
Tell the Truth and Run raises fundamental
questions about the recorded history of the Twentieth
Century; about freedom, fairness and diversity in the
media; about power and abuse of power; and about
public citizenship and the democratic process.
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