Happy Anniversary to the Alliance Colony

This clip from the Academy Award-nominated documentary film, Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press by Rick Goldsmith, features a poignant and enlightening section about Seldes’ upbringing in Alliance Colony, where George’s parents were among the founding members and became two of the colony’s most active leaders.


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During an 80-year career, newsman George Seldes spoke truth to power–whether dictators, generals, industrialists or newspaper publishers.

Through Seldes’ encounters with Lenin, Mussolini and J. Edgar Hoover, the tobacco industry and the “Lords of the Press,” TELL THE TRUTH AND RUN provides a gripping journey through the twentieth century and a piercing look at censorship and suppression in America’s news media.

With Ralph Nader, Victor Navasky, Ben Bagdikian, Daniel Ellsberg, Nat Hentoff, Marian Seldes and Jeff Cohen of FAIR. Narrated by Susan Sarandon and Ed Asner.  111 minutes.