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Henry Kissinger, U.S. national security adviser from 1969 to 1973 and then secretary of state until 1977, was the dominant figure in creating the foreign policy of the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations. Kissinger’s interview conducted for War and Peace in the Nuclear Age: “One Step Forward” touches on points contained in his blueprint for détente: a relaxing of tensions between the superpowers... more
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11/26/1986
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age / One Step Forward
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Dr. Ton-That Thien served under Bao Dai and Ngo Dinh Diem. Here he describes his 1968 capture and interrogation by Communist forces, and his escape during the Battle of Hue with the help of American marines. He discusses the role of the American press in Vietnam and recalls a clash of opinion with Madame Nhu.
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04/21/1981
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On January 31, 1968, the Vietnamese New Year, Tet, a coordinated, nationwide offensive of Vietcong and North Vietnamese troops struck the cities of South Vietnam and shocked the American public. “Tet, 1968” examines that surprise battle and its political consequences for President Lyndon Johnson. Although the Tet offensive was a decisive military defeat for the communists, decimating the Vietcong and failing to topple the Saigon government, it was a political victory in the United States... more
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Vietnam: A Television History / Tet, 1968
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Lyndon Johnson took office weeks after the coup against South Vietnam’s Ngo Dinh Diem, and faced a rapidly deteriorating situation. With Ho Chi Minh determined to reunite Vietnam, Johnson determined to prevent it, and South Vietnam on the verge of collapse, the stage was set for massive escalation of the undeclared Vietnam War... more
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Vietnam: A Television History / LBJ Goes to War (1964 - 1965)
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Live debate on drug use, the devil and dropping out between Timothy Leary (A Former Harvard psychology professor) and Jerome Lettvin (chemist, physician, MIT professor). Included the short film "The Psychedelic Experience" with music by Ravi Shankar. 1967. Won the Tom Phillips Award for Best Television Public Service competition sponsored by the UPI Broadcasters Association of Massachusetts.
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11/30/1967
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LSD: Lettvin Vs Leary