The True Story Behind Steven Spielberg's New Movie, The Post
Journalists Horace Carter and Willard Cole, of North Carolina's Tabor City Tribune and Whiteville News Reporter, respectively, began investigating Ku Klux Klan activity in 1950. They witnessed cross burnings, recorded Klan members' license plate numbers and used their papers to condemn white supremacist poison. Despite death threats, Carter (a baby-faced Joseph Gordon-Levitt?) and Cole (a white-haired Willem Dafoe?) wrote more than 300 stories on the Klan in just three years and heroically ferried tips to the FBI. Movie tagline: "The pen is mightier than the torch."