Tom Hanks on lessons from the past for journalists: 'No. 1, never stop, but No. 2, it's got to be right.' Tom Hanks sat down with Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron on Thursday night to talk about "The Post." That movie, which will open in theaters next week, portrays The Washington Post under publisher Katharine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee as it reported the Pentagon Papers. Baron asked Hanks about what lessons journalists today can learn from the man Hanks portrays in the film, Bradlee.