The necessity of government secrets versus the public's right to know: It's a perpetual American debate that perhaps never had a more succinct case study than the story of Daniel Ellsberg, who took off with a sheaf of top-secret "Pentagon Papers" during the Vietnam War and passed them off the the New York Times. Is your interest piqued? Then today is your lucky day, my friend, because tonight is the night to see that story in documentary form at a free screening of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. But that's not even the best part -- following the screening, Ellsberg himself will appear via Skype for a discussion. Now that's history. Get a trailer and details after the jump.
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The screening goes down at 7 p.m. at the CU Boulder Humanities Building, Room 1B 50 (get a map here). Just make sure you're not being followed.