Factual error: Robert McNamara is wearing a multi colored Polo shirt talking to Mrs. Graham in 1971. The Ralph Lauren Company did not make the shirts until 1972.
Factual error: The opening caption stating the year as 1966 and Creedence Clearwater Revival's Green River is playing. The group was not formed until 1969 and Green River was released in August 1969. (01:00:00)
Factual error: There is a phone on the night stand in the daughter's room. The phone is a Princess phone and has modular cords. This movie takes place 3 years before modular plugs were invented.
Ben Bradlee: He says we can't, I say we can. There, you're caught up.
Meg Greenfield: From the majority opinion: 'In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.'
Daniel Ellsberg: Wouldn't you go to prison to stop this war?
Ben Bagdikian: Theoretically, sure.
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