Q&A with Ted Morgan

Ted Morgan talked about his book Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu that Led America into the Vietnam War. The book is the story… read more

Ted Morgan talked about his book Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu that Led America into the Vietnam War. The book is the story of a 1954 battle where the French were defeated by the Vietnamese resistance forces, ending French rule in Indochina. That battle ultimately led to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. 

In 1961, while working for the New York Herald Tribune, Ted Morgan won a Pulitzer prize for local reporting. Born in France, he became an American citizen in 1977. Ted Morgan’s previous books include biographies of Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and writer Somerset Maugham. He also wrote Reds: McCarthyism in Twentieth-Century America. close

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

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Feb 21, 2010
Last Aired:
Jan 16, 2012

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  • Feb 21, 2010 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 21, 2010 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 22, 2010 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 14, 2012 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 15, 2012 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 16, 2012 | 2:57am EST | C-SPAN 3
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