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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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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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President Kennedy confers with new US ambassador to South Vietnam, Henry Cabot Lodge, just before Lodge leaves to assume his post. Lodge told newsmen he thought the situation had improved over what it was a year ago, both in terms of ground gained from the Viet Cong and in propaganda. He says the policy of the US should be to help the South Vietnamese, and added that anything that hinders the military is bad, and he hoped that the religious situation would be improved when he arrived there.
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08/15/1963
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Vietnam: A Television History / America's Mandarin (1954 - 1963)
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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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. What was behind the decision to appoint Henry Cabot Lodge as Ambassador to Saigon? Do you think that, that President Kennedy saw the appointment of a Republican as a way of protecting himself in the event that Vietnam fell? Oh, I don, was behind the decision to appoint Henry Cabot Lodge, as Ambassador to Saigon? Did President see the appointment of a Republican as a way of protecting himself in case Vietnam fell? I don't know whether he was thinking of Vietnam falling, at that time of Vietnam falling. I think he picked Lodge 'cause he thought that it was good to have the situation a bipartisan, after all, Eisenhower and Dulles had had commitments in Vietnam. And I think he thought it was a way to strengthen the situation politically plus the fact
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Averrell Harriman was a long-serving U.S. ambassador who acted as the chief U.S. negotiator of the Paris Peace Accord. Harriman discusses the seeds of U.S. policy toward Indochina following World War Two, with Roosevelt and Stalin being in agreement that it would be best if the French did not return there. He expresses his displeasure that France was using Marshall Fund money to support its military in Vietnam. He describes U.S... more
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01/29/1979
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