Vietnam and the Presidency: How We Got In

Panelists talked about the topic “How We Got In: The United States, Asia, and Vietnam.” Allen Weinstein moderated the panel… read more

Panelists talked about the topic “How We Got In: The United States, Asia, and Vietnam.” Allen Weinstein moderated the panel which focused on U.S. involvement in Vietnam and Asia from the turn of the century to entrance into war. They also talked about material held by presidential libraries relating to U.S. strategic and economic interests in Asia, the end of colonial rule in French Indochina, and perceptions of the communist threat throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

“Vietnam and the Presidency” was the first national conference sponsored by all the presidential libraries, from Hoover to Clinton, and the National Archives. Leading historians, key policymakers of the era, and journalists who covered the war examined the antecedents of the war, presidential decision-making, public opinion, lessons learned, and the influence of the Vietnam experience on subsequent U.S. foreign policy. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
191577-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Mar 15, 2006
Last Aired:
Apr 13, 2009

Airing Details

  • Mar 15, 2006 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 16, 2006 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 16, 2006 | 6:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2006 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2006 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2006 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 19, 2006 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 20, 2006 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 20, 2006 | 6:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 20, 2006 | 9:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 2006 | 2:31am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 2006 | 5:07am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2006 | 12:26am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 12, 2007 | 6:23am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 12, 2009 | 1:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 12, 2009 | 7:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 13, 2009 | 1:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 13, 2009 | 7:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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