Hello all! Mods, I apologize in advance if a topic like this has been previously discussed--I did numerous word and phrase searches trying to locate any potential threads and came up dry. I'm fairly new to the board, and have been a SW fan on a long hiatus, so bear with me a little in my ignorance. If there IS a dedicated thread for this query already, feel free to merge it or do whatever mod magic you need to. Would the Empire have disclosed the identities of key Rebel figures to the general populace, or kept this information strictly classified? In other words, just based on the feel of the OT films, do you think that your average Joe Q. Citizen would have ever heard about Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, etc. on their local affiliate HoloNet news? I'm assuming the media would be tightly controlled by the state. [One Rebel I couldn't see publicly mentioned by the Empire would be Princess Leia. Given that the Senate, shortly before being disbanded, was fed a cover story about the destruction of the Tantive IV, if they later openly announced her as a traitor and "terrorist," they'd all realize they'd been lied to. So I would think that after the capture of her consular ship, Leia would have been considered dead and gone, never to be officially spoken of again.] For someone like Luke Skywalker, I'm on the fence. Perhaps the Empire would be wary of stirring up romantic nostalgia for the presumed-dead and highly admired Anakin Skywalker, "The Hero With No Fear," and not release his identity to the galaxy at large. (Not that anyone would necessarily assume a familial relation between the two, but just the sharing of a name and equally crazy war accomplishments would evoke a sense of correlation.) What do y'all think? Would most people hear about these Rebels during the thick of the Galactic Civil War, or not until after the events of ROTJ, when the Alliance would likely begin wresting control of the media back from the Empire?