Vietnam and the Presidency: Presidential Tapes

Historians and researchers spoke on the topic “Vietnam and Presidential Tapes.” They talked about the use of presidential… read more

Historians and researchers spoke on the topic “Vietnam and Presidential Tapes.” They talked about the use of presidential libraries and primary source material on the Vietnam War found in audio taped material from various administrations. They also played portions of the audio tapes to illuminate various stages of the war and presidential decision making. Ms. Fawcett moderated the panel and posed questions submitted 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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  • Sharon K. Fawcett Assistant Archivist National Archives and Records Administration->Office of Presidential Libraries
  • David E. Kaiser Professor U.S. Naval War College->Strategy and Policy Department
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Program ID:
191577-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Mar 21, 2006
Last Aired:
Dec 10, 2008

Airing Details

  • Mar 21, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 2006 | 11:31pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 22, 2006 | 2:27pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 2006 | 9:46am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2006 | 11:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 28, 2006 | 2:14am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 03, 2007 | 6:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 10, 2008 | 3:07pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 10, 2008 | 4:28pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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