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My Lai Massacre

“The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass killing and gang rape of between 347 and 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. It was committed by U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, … Continue reading

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Battle of Lang Vei

“The Battle of Lang Vei (Vietnamese: Trận Làng Vây) began on the evening of 6 February and concluded during the early hours of 7 February 1968, in Quảng Trị Province, South Vietnam. Towards the end of 1967 the 198th Tank … Continue reading

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End of and Empire – Walter Cronkite (1962)

“This 1962 episode of the TV show ‘The 20th Century’ presents the story of the French involvement in Indochina and the devastating collapse at Dien Bien Phu. The program starts with a short history of the region, beginning with the … Continue reading

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“Dan Rather Gets PUNCHED In the Stomach, at 1968 DNC!!”

“While trying to interview a Georgia delegate being escorted out of the building, CBS News correspondent Dan Rather was grabbed by security guards and roughed up. While Rather was reporting from the convention floor, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite turned … Continue reading

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United States news media and the Vietnam War

Vietnam War reporters – Martin Stuart-Fox and photographer Tim Page in Vietnam. “The role of media in outbreaks of news played a vital role in dramatic shifts of opinion during the Vietnam War. In the beginning of the war, the … Continue reading

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“The whole world is watching”

“‘The whole world is watching’ was a chant by antiwar demonstrators outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel the evening of August 28 during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The event was broadcast from taped footage on the night of … Continue reading

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Walter Cronkite

“Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he … Continue reading

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