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American Experience; Nixon; Da Nang rocket victims

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Contains sensitive content. Danang rocket attack victims. Dead and wounded, night. 1. Bloody survivors, women and children. Stretcher. Weeping women. Rescuers pulling bodies from rubble, using flashlights. Covering bodies with sheets. (37' - starts silent / SOF / ends silent) 2. Rescuers working, one day shot, more rubble, darkness, dim light. Pulling bodies out. Timber. Corrugated metal used for stretcher. Survivors comforting each other. Body on stretcher. Sheets. Weeping women. (97' SOF) 3. Foot, pan to weeping woman. More of woman against beam, crying. Smoking rubble, light directed across it. (65" SOF)

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American Experience
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Da Nang rocket victims

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.



Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type


United States--History, Military--20th century
Civilian war casualties
Vietnam (Republic)
Women in war
Search and rescue operations
Urban warfare
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Medical care
Rescue work
Da Nang (Vietnam)
War and society
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Children and war
Da Nang, South Vietnam
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

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

Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Da Nang rocket victims,” 03/19/1969, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE007C52894740DF853AA8AC9967DD21.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Da Nang rocket victims.” 03/19/1969. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE007C52894740DF853AA8AC9967DD21>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Da Nang rocket victims. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE007C52894740DF853AA8AC9967DD21
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