American Experience; Vietnam: A Television History: Cambodia and Laos
“Cambodia and Laos”
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- American Experience
- Vietnam: A Television History: Cambodia and Laos
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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
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The Geneva Conference of 1954 guaranteed the neutrality of Cambodia and Laos. However, Communist factions in eastern Laos supported the North Vietnamese by moving supplies to the Vietcong in South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese also had Communist sanctuaries along the eastern border of Cambodia. This episode follows the crisis that began when the Kennedy administration trained guerrilla troops in Laos, and President Nixon called for secret bombings of Cambodia. The succeeding civil wars in Laos and Cambodia resulted in a nightmarish post-war holocaust -- a devastating end to these once-neutral and prosperous neighbors of Vietnam.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Vietnam: A Television History: Cambodia and Laos,” 06/02/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 24, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B1DCCC2806240C5902425358B5AA545.
- MLA: “American Experience; Vietnam: A Television History: Cambodia and Laos.” 06/02/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 24, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B1DCCC2806240C5902425358B5AA545>.
- APA: American Experience; Vietnam: A Television History: Cambodia and Laos. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B1DCCC2806240C5902425358B5AA545