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Ten O'Clock News; Ellsberg on Persian Gulf


President George Bush gives press conference to discuss difference between Vietnam War and Operation Desert Shield. Military Analyst Daniel Ellsberg draws parallels between the Operation and Vietnam War. Ellsberg states that end of Cold War holds the possibility of a new world order and alternatives to war for the future. Following edited story is silent clip of Ellsberg speaking at interview.

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Ten O'Clock News

Ellsberg on Persian Gulf

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Saudi Arabia
Bush, George, 1924-
Persian Gulf War, 1991
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Ellsberg, Daniel
Armed Forces
Press conferences
News Report
Ellsberg, Daniel (Interviewee)
Bush, George, 1924- (Speaker)
Hashimoto, John (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Ellsberg on Persian Gulf,” 11/30/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4D40E110E2A448DBB79ABD014FC0B0EB.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Ellsberg on Persian Gulf.” 11/30/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4D40E110E2A448DBB79ABD014FC0B0EB>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Ellsberg on Persian Gulf. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4D40E110E2A448DBB79ABD014FC0B0EB
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