Daniel Ellsberg Oral History Interview, Part 1

Daniel Ellsberg talked about the reasons he chose to leak the Pentagon Papers and his opinions on the Vietnam War. While working at the RAND Corporation in… read more

Daniel Ellsberg talked about the reasons he chose to leak the Pentagon Papers and his opinions on the Vietnam War. While working at the RAND Corporation in 1967, Mr. Ellsberg became a consultant to the White House and Defense Department on matters concerning the Vietnam War, which gave him access to classified and top secret documents. Mr. Ellsberg photocopied a 7,000 page study that later became known as the “Pentagon Papers” and, in 1971, gave those documents to the New York Times.

This oral history interview was conducted by Timothy Naftali on May 20, 2008, in Kensington, California, as part of a project to document the 37th president’s administration for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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Location:
Kensington, California, United States
First Aired:
Feb 28, 2015 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 07, 2015 | 5:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 28, 2015 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2015 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2015 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2015 | 12:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2015 | 5:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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