TCMP #27 – Truth (w/ Josh Ellis)

This podcast is generally done with an imagined audience of people who have seen the movie, but just to make sure we don’t leave you completely in the dark: Truth is a movie about the 2004 60 Minutes piece that led to Dan Rather stepping down from the CBS Evening News. It focuses more on his producer, Mary Mapes. The movie does a good job of comprehensively showcasing¬†the process for putting together the infamous segment and the fight that followed. Guest co-host Josh Ellis studied journalism at Ole Miss, so he has a nice background in this kind of stuff and made for a great conversation partner. We talked about the many worthy topics in the movie but also about how much the way we take in news has changed and stuff like that.

 

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