Storyline:Award-winning CBS news producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) and newscaster Dan Rather (Robert Redford) are a well-rehearsed team known for their investigative reports. Together they lead the news program "60 Minutes". One of their revelations caused quite a stir in September 2004 and has far-reaching consequences for the journalists. As the investigations by Mapes and Rather show, George W. Bush refused to join the Vietnam War as a soldier. During his military service in 1968, the Bush family was said to have used their influence to spare the future president of the United States from deploying him instead of preferring to join the National Guard. With their story Mapes and Rather unleash a public scandal and a media response that hits them with great force and their careers seriously endangered. The drama is based on the controversy surrounding George W. Bush's military service, which really started in 2004. Mary Mapes published her reports under the title "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power."