Truth

Truth

DVD - 2016
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On the morning of September 9, 2004, veteran CBS News producer Mary Mapes believed she had every reason to feel proud of a broadcast journalism job well done. By the end of the day, Mapes, CBS News, and the venerable CBS News anchor Dan Rather would be under harsh scrutiny that would finally cost them their careers.
Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the ensuing firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

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jezicuhh
Sep 05, 2017

Intriguing film! I loved it and appreciated it because I have a background and degree in Journalism. I am not sure if this would be the case for just anyone, it was a bit hard to follow at some points if you didn't already know the story very well.

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spantell
Jul 03, 2017

Interesting story but the movie is so-so. Good actors, but it's a first-time director, and I think that explains it. Some of the scenes seems forced, some were not needed, and I found it hard to follow the logic towards the end.

CircMary Apr 29, 2017

This intruiging 2016 movie, based on events over 10 years ago, takes on new meaning these days as we once again explore the meaning of truth in the media in a time when the news is constant and instantaneous. Well-written and expertly acted by a stellar cast - led by the always excellent Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford - this film will not disappoint, no matter whose side you land on in the end.

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amoby
Apr 03, 2017

If you ever wondered: what happened to Dan Rather? this movie is for you.

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garycornell
Mar 06, 2017

Robert Redford congratulations on a job well done. You capture the courage of Dan Rather and how he left CBS with everyone's respect. Time has shown that he was correct in his reporting and that corporate pressure brought him down. I am glad to see the truth come out!

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COURIER3
Feb 25, 2017

I recall when this 60 Minutes news story hit the airwaves. I am not sure where the truth really lies. I'm sure there was a group trying to derail G. W. 's re-election. Robert Redford was not the best actor to portray Dan Rather. Overall a very good movie * * * * *

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RainbowRabbit
Jan 28, 2017

Story of a news organization - CBS - who jumped on a story which may have changed the out come of the Bush/Kerry election, but botched the story because they moved too fast, cut corners and made wrong judgments. This film follows the line of of the news director who was in charge of the story, as she presented it in the book, Truth and Duty. The film and the book both justify the actions of the news team. The result was that a minor element of the story, one which could have been eliminated from the newscast, was allowed to sidetrack the entire investigative story. Other news organizations who were working on the story found that their investigative work was ignored because of the CBS controversy. In consequence, Bush got by without much public attention to his dismal war record.
The movie could have had another theme - one of how competitive news organizations can actually help the bad guys by screwing up on investigations.
My evaluation reflexes the film as an entertainment vehicle and is not a comment on the quality of the news journalism.

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mckeett
Jan 27, 2017

Interesting movie. I had no idea that Dan Rather exited so abruptly and had cause to sue the network. Woe be to those who cross the Bush clan or the Clinton clan in those great states to the south. Trump?

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HaveCompassion
Jan 17, 2017

A must see movie for anyone interested in journalism and the behind the scene competition of major television networks. People are easy to put blames on others' mistakes, but easily blinded by the very truth that's often intentionally covered up.
This is a well told story and to me, speaks the truth of the very credible Dan Rather's fall after sacrificing his years in CBS network as the most well respected reporter. Watch and judge for yourself.

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AmyEighttrack
Dec 29, 2016

A helluva good and worthwhile story.

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