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Texas Tech University Vietnam Center Sixth Triennial Symposium: Session 1 - The Media and the Tet Offensive

Item Number: 999VI2468
 Moving Image
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Moving Image
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Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Archive
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Mini Disc
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  • Existence: 13 March 2008

General Note / OCR

The Media and the Tet Offensive Panelists: Mr. Barry Zorthian (USIA, JUSPAO, Saigon); Mr. Don North (war correspondent, ABC and NBC News), Dr. William Hammond (Historian, US Army Center of Military History). Moderated by Mr. Richard Pyle (AP). Barry Zorthian addresses the coverage of the Tet Offensive by the international media and whether it adversely affected the war effort. Dr. Hammond addresses the effects of the media's coverage of Tet on American public opinion and asks what America would be like without a free press. Don North recounts his witnessing first hand the Viet Cong attack on the American Embassy in Saigon.

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999VI2468, Vietnam Center Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 10 Apr 2008 [Updated: 10 Jun 2016]