Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press Poster

Release Date: 1996

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
George Seldes, veteran journalist and foreign correspondent of roughly 80 years, has plenty to say about the newspaper industry, its history, and its power. Viewers are introduced to his remarkable life, which took him to Italy during the early days of fascism, among other places where being a truth-seeking reporter could be a liability. Yet Seldes also stirred up trouble at home, where as America's foremost press critic, he pointed out ethical compromises in the media where he saw them.

Cast: Ed Asner, Susan Sarandon

Director: Rick Goldsmith

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) [us]

Keywords: Quest, Underdog, 1930s, Engaging, 1940s, Inspiring

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)