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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the…

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    Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk

    Jan Herman, historian and author of The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk, talked about the USS Kirk’s humanitarian mission to rescue refugees…

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    Book Discussion on Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Robert Doubek talked about his book Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story, in which he provides an inside account of the creation of the Vietnam Veterans…

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    Women Reporters in Vietnam

    Women journalists talked about their challenges while reporting on the Vietnam War in the 1960s. They spoke about the shift from traditional roles for female journalists, such as writing…

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    50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    House and Senate leaders spoke at an official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War in the Capitol Visitor Center. They were joined by Defense Secretary…

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    U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about whether U.S. involvement in Vietnam was justified, as well as the historical, political, and theological considerations of the issue.  “Was the War…

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    Vietnam War Reporting

    Journalists Bob Schieffer, Peter Arnett, and David Hume Kennerly talked about reporting from the battlefields during the Vietnam War and the role of the press during that…

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    1975 NBC News Special Report on Communist Saigon

    This May 26, 1975, NBC News Special Report documents the April 30, 1975, capture of Saigon, Vietnam, by communist forces, as well as events in South Vietnam’s capital city in the…

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    Memorial Day Weekend Scenes, Vietnam Memorial

    Scenes of visitors at the Vietnam Memorial during the Memorial Day weekend were shown.

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    Legacy of the Vietnam War

    Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, talked about the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the conflict’s…

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    Book Discussion on Vietnam Rough Riders

    Professor Frank McAdams talked about his book Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander’s Memoir, a memoir of the Vietnam War. This interview, recorded at the University of…

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    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman on the Vietnam War

    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) gave the keynote address at a New York University symposium on lessons from the Vietnam War. She argued that the Vietnam War was a…

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    Fall of Saigon

    South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories of the conflict and their escape from the country following the fall of Saigon.…

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    Book Discussion on They Are All My Family

    John Riordan talked about his book, They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon’s Fall, about his experience at Citibank’s Saigon branch during the final days…

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    Senator Thomas Carper Oral History Interview

    Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper was a naval flight officer during the war, and served in the National Reserve after the war…

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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Johnson spoke about the conflict in Vietnam and the U.S. policy regarding the region. Entitled “Peace Without Conquest,” the address attempted to explain why…

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    Senator John McCain Oral History Interview

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about his experiences as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. Senator McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967, and was held as a…

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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Authors Robert Timberg, Robert Tecklenburg, and D.S. Lliteras participated in a panel discussion on the Vietnam War. Robert Timberg is the author of Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir. Robert…

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    Life and Career of Colonel Richard Hallock

    Dan Crosswell talked about the life and career of Colonel Richard R. Hallock. Mr. Crosswell said that Colonel Hallock played an integral role in transitioning the U.S. Army from…

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    1967 Film The Screaming Eagles in Vietnam

    This 1967 film is a U.S. Army “The Big Picture” episode documenting the 101st Airborne Division from their arrival in Vietnam in 1965 through January of 1967.

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