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Media, Hollywood elite unite to celebrate The Post

Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks on the set of The Post
Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks on the set of The Post. Photo: Niko Tavernise / 20th Century Fox via AP

At last night's world premiere of "The Post," a movie about the Pentagon Papers case of 1971, the Washington audience burst into applause when Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, played by Meryl Streep, made her epic decision to challenge the Nixon White House on years of lies about Vietnam.