R | | Biography, Drama, History
Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
The film is based on Mary Mapes' 2005 memoir "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power".
So political considerations were a major force in the Guard?
Robert Strong: It verged on outright corruption the favors that were done, the power that was traded. From a moral and ethical standpoint, it was unconscionable.
After Bill Burkett's filmed interview, the 60 Minutes team pass round a bag of Lay's potato chips. Throughout the scene this changes position; sometimes it's shown facing the front, and then suddenly it's facing the other way when the scene is shown from a different angle.
William Devane as The voice of Gen. Hodges on the telephone is not listed in the cast.
$66,232 (USA) (16 October 2015)
$2,541,554 (USA) (7 February 2016)
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