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American Experience; Nixon; Saigon night rocket attack, 1968

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05/19/1968

Night rocket on Saigon sets buildings on fire. Refugees search for their belongings the next morning in a totally devastated area. (commentary noted that: "Since (the US) has limited the bombing 50 days ago, Hanoi has stepped up attacks, stepped up infiltration of men and supplies and launched a major new offensive. Leads to conclusion Hanoi intends to fight harder while Paris talks go on.) (3 cuts)


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Series
American Experience
Program
Nixon
Program Number

302

Title

Saigon night rocket attack, 1968

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

00:04:27

Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam (1973)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Urban warfare
Vietnam (Republic)
Migration and refugees
Hanoi, Vietnam
Saigon, Vietnam
Bombs
Vietnam (Democratic Republic)
Rubble
Paris
Locations
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Saigon, Vietnam
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
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; Saigon night rocket attack, 1968,” 05/19/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28453787E4354073B89416ABC81F7F05.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Saigon night rocket attack, 1968.” 05/19/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28453787E4354073B89416ABC81F7F05>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Saigon night rocket attack, 1968. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28453787E4354073B89416ABC81F7F05
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