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Lodge Interview Vietnam ProjectSide 2 in progress This is just uh...the warm-up for the cameras. Uh...As I recall you were talking about how you went to this counter-insurgency school and uh, then visted with uh Tran Van Chuong and his wife, the South Vietnamese ambassador in Washington. And when we get back onto uh sound, perhaps you could tell me about her, relate her comment about her prediction about the future in Vietnam. And then I want to go on a little bit and talk about instructions that uh, ? Yeah, tape. So I think the thing to do is change reels now... All right, change it. I'll do it over again. It's just the reel; we have to change the tape. What I'd like to do here, Cabot, is sort of engage you in a discussion about these
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Henry Cabot Lodge was a United States Senator from Massachusetts, and Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1963 – 1964. He viewed South Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem as an ineffective leader, and tacitly supported the coup that overthrew him. Mr. Lodge discusses the circumstances of his appointment as Ambassador, and his impressions of Vietnam prior to going... more
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1979
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Vietnam: A Television History / America’s Mandarin (1954 - 1963)
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Henry Cabot Lodge was a United States Senator from Massachusetts, and Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1963 – 1964. He viewed South Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem as an ineffective leader, and tacitly supported the coup that overthrew him. Mr. Lodge discusses the circumstances of his appointment as Ambassador, and his impressions of Vietnam prior to going... more
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1979
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Vietnam: A Television History / America’s Mandarin (1954 - 1963)
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? END OF LODGE INTERVIEW
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The latter portion of this tape suffers excessive tape dropout, affecting both sound and picture. Henry Cabot Lodge was a United States Senator from Massachusetts, and Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1963 – 1964. He viewed South Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem as an ineffective leader, and tacitly supported the coup that overthrew him. Mr... more
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1979
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Vietnam: A Television History / America’s Mandarin (1954-1963)
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Henry Cabot Lodge was a United States Senator from Massachusetts, and Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1963 – 1964. He viewed South Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem as an ineffective leader, and tacitly supported the coup that overthrew him. Mr. Lodge discusses the circumstances of his appointment as Ambassador, and his impressions of Vietnam prior to going... more
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1979
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Vietnam: A Television History / America’s Mandarin (1954 - 1963)
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Henry Cabot Lodge was a United States Senator from Massachusetts, and Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1963 – 1964. He viewed South Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem as an ineffective leader, and tacitly supported the coup that overthrew him. Mr. Lodge discusses the circumstances of his appointment as Ambassador, and his impressions of Vietnam prior to going... more
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1979
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Vietnam: A Television History / America’s Mandarin (1954 - 1963)
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VIETNAM HENRY KISSINGER SOUND ROLL 467, TAPE 1, SIDE 1 Vietnam Project for WGBH. This is April 17, 1982. This is an interview with Kissinger. Production number TVP 013. Has a reference minus eight db zero. And there's a hiss for azimuth alignment. Sound roll 467. This will be picture roll 2462, , but I didn't feel strongly about it one way or another. Probably I, like most others, was leaning towards supporting the involvement, but I didn't examine it. In 1965 I went to Vietnam as a consultant to Ambassador Lodge and had an opportunity to travel around the country and I, . Beep, Beep, Beep. End of SR 467. Tape 1, Side 1. VIETNAM HENRY KISSINGER SOUND ROLL 468, TAPE 1, SIDE 2 This is April 17, 1982. Continuing interview with Dr. Kissinger for Vietnam Project. Production TVP
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Henry Kissinger’s involvement with Vietnam started before he was Nixon’s National Security Advisor. While at Harvard, Kissinger was a consultant on foreign policy to both the White House and State Department and in a 1973 peace agreement, Kissinger helped mediate between Washington and Hanoi. In this interview Kissinger recalls the period before he joined the Nixon White House and how he did not question the United States involvement in Vietnam... more
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04/17/1982
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Frederick Nolting was Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1961 – 1963. Appointed by President Kennedy, he became closely associated with Ngo Dinh Diem. As the United States sought to distance itself from Diem, Nolting was replaced by Henry Cabot Lodge. Mr. Nolting describes the early days of his assignment, including the visit from Vice-President Johnson and the Taylor-Rostow mission... more
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04/30/1981
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Vietnam: A Television History / America's Mandarin (1954 - 1963)
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Between 1963-1966 Richard Holbrooke completed diplomatic service first as a provincial representative for the Agency for International Development (AID), then as Staff Assistant to Ambassadors Maxwell Taylor and Henry Cabot Lodge. Holbrooke talks about his work in Vietnam, the assessments he had to complete and how the information he gathered while on the ground in Vietnam differed from that which we received from the United States Government... more
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09/16/1982
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or in their image, but a Vietnam in our image. When Henry Cabot Lodge came in August '63, he really made a tremendous impact on the press. You were working there at the time. Do you think that he was using the press? Well, everybody uses the press... Well, start with Lodge again. I mean...if the question is, did Henry Cabot Lodge use the press, the answer is yes. Everybody uses the press. In journalism and in government everyone is using everyone. I mean the reporters are using government officials that are their sources, the government officials are using the reporters
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David Halberstam was a New York Times reporter in Vietnam during the War. He describes American press as a threatening presence for both the American and Diem governments. He recalls a wealth of anonymous sources willing to share their stories and describes a tension between the anti-communist, Cold War attitudes of news editors and accurate reporting from Vietnam – which would change after the Tet Offensive... more
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01/16/1979
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. That the other side controlled the rate of the war, it could keep coming. And it was very important thing because it affected not Peter Arnett, not Neil Sheehan, not Ward Just, not Frank McCullough. Who it affected was Henry Grunwald of Time, even Otto Fuerbringer. It affected Walter, . ...the great line of Lodge's. He says, he says, "You can fall in love with the girls, but don't fall in love with the country." That's a good line. That's a very good line
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David Halberstam was a New York Times reporter in Vietnam during the War. He describes American press as a threatening presence for both the American and Diem governments. He recalls a wealth of anonymous sources willing to share their stories and describes a tension between the anti-communist, Cold War attitudes of news editors and accurate reporting from Vietnam – which would change after the Tet Offensive... more
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01/16/1979
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