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American Experience; Nixon; GI's hear Nixon ceasefire proposal

Part of The Vietnam Collection.

10/08/1970

GI's in Vietnam listen to Richard M. Nixon speech proposing cease-fire: troops of 4th cavalry 25th division gathered around a radio, large group fills the screen with khaki, very good shot. Nixon's voice heard: "...propose that all forces throughout IC cease firing their weapons...a ceasefire in place...an end to the killing.." Med. shots and close-ups. Strong sense of the troops, different races, bare chests, khaki. Visual of radios. At end of speech, music again on radio as group breaks up. Good atmosphere.


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Series
American Experience
Program
Nixon
Program Number

302

Title

GI's hear Nixon ceasefire proposal

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In this three-hour presentation, Richard Nixon's life and political career are reassessed primarily by those who knew him best. The program chronicles his life from boyhood in Yorba Linda, California, through his days as a young Congressman to his presidency where he astounded the nation with his foreign policy initiatives and then left office in disgrace.

Duration

00:03:26

Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
United States--History, Military--20th century
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Mass media and the war
Vietnam (Republic)
Armistices
United States--Armed Forces
Radio
United States--Politics and government
United States--History--1945-
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Locations
South Vietnam
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Contributors
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 (Speaker)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

Footage courtesy of ABC News Rights Holder: ABC News VideoSource (http://abcnews.go.com)

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; GI's hear Nixon ceasefire proposal,” 10/08/1970, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 27, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_040FEDFA36D447ECB57F6110A388198B.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; GI's hear Nixon ceasefire proposal.” 10/08/1970. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 27, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_040FEDFA36D447ECB57F6110A388198B>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; GI's hear Nixon ceasefire proposal. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_040FEDFA36D447ECB57F6110A388198B
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