Book Discussion on Red Socks and Muddy Boots

Mr. Browne discussed his memoirs and experiences as a war reporter. He spent many years in South Vietnam and won a Pulitzer Prize… read more

Mr. Browne discussed his memoirs and experiences as a war reporter. He spent many years in South Vietnam and won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting. He discussed the photo of a young monk’s self-immolation in a Saigon street and how, as a wire service reporter, he was the single reporter and photographer to cover the event. He also related that his middle name, Wild, is the same family name as that of his uncle, Oscar Wild. The title of the book is taken from muddy field boots worn in many of his assignments and the red socks that he once purchased so he would not have to wear the drab olive army issue socks. close

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Book Discussion on Red Socks and Muddy Boots

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Program ID:
50825-1
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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 26, 1993
Last Aired:
Apr 23, 2000

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  • Sep 26, 1993 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 26, 1993 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 1993 | 2:21am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 27, 1993 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 1993 | 9:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 23, 2000 | 8:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 23, 2000 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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