#147 Meryl Streep Interview, The Post

Meryl Streep Interview, The Post

The Not Old Better Show, ‘Movies for Adults’ Interview Series

After watching the new movie, The Post, from 20th Century Fox, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, I had a chance to interview Ms Streep, which we’ll get to in just a few minutes.

First though, I want to share my review of the film, which I thought was excellent.

For members of the Not Old Better audience, we will remember the subject of the Pentagon Papers, the top secret Department of Defense study on the US’s involvement with Vietnam, and of course central to the film, and the publication of the papers in The Washington Post, is Katherine Graham, publisher, played by Meryl Streep. 

In the film, Katharine Graham, played by Meryl Streep, is about to take her company public when the New York Times begins publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, which divulge, among other things, that the government knew for years that the Vietnam War was unwinnable but kept sending troops overseas anyway.

Go see this movie, and take your families…you may have to explain to some of the timing, and other issues, but it will be worth it. And, I want to thank 20th Century Fox and EPK for making this interview available to listeners of The Not Old Better Show.