Truth script
Truth (2015)
Synopsis: Controversy surrounds CBS anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) after the network broadcasts a report about President George W. Bush and his military service.




(checking her watch)

I gotta go grab him, can you finish


The Colonel nods. Mary rises as we CUT TO -


THE MAN IN PROFILE. Seated in a chair on the wings of a

stage. Silhouetted by a spotlight. From ONSTAGE:


He is, among other things, a piss

poor speller. That's why the Houston

Chronicle put him on the radio instead

of a desk. Three years later, he

was their news director.

Chuckles from the crowd. Our man withdraws a NOTEPAD from

his pocket. Jotting something down. His speech maybe?

On stage Andrew Heyward - President of CBS News (50's,

mustached) addresses the crowd; a sea of tuxedos and gowns.


To call his beginnings humble would

be generous. A graduate of that

most notable of journalism schools,

The Sam Houston State Teacher's

College, in 1959 he took his first

job in the burgeoning medium of

television. A year later, when a

hurricane hit Galveston, he convinced

his cameraman to shoot the radar

screen, showing Americans for the

first time how a storm worked. He

was the first journalist to report

that John F. Kennedy had been shot.

He described the Zapruder film in

detail to a nation that was not

allowed to see it. He became the

White House Correspondent at 33 years

of age and the Chief London

Correspondent a year later. He helped

bring the horrors of the Vietnam War

into American living rooms for the

first time.




At a Broadcaster Convention in 1974

where President Nixon was scheduled

to appear but not take questions,

he, of course, asked a question.

Nixon, upset, asked "Are you running

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James Vanderbilt

James Platten Vanderbilt is an American screenwriter. He is best known for the films Zodiac, White House Down, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. more…

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