Barry Zorthian

Barry Zorthian

Barry Zorthian was an American diplomat, most notably press officer for years during the Vietnam war, media executive and lobbyist. "By his own reckoning, Zorthian was the last surviving member of the original cadre of U.S. diplomats and military leaders whose policy decisions shaped events in Vietnam. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Barry Zorthian has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Call-In. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1998 with an average of 189 views per program. Most common tag: Vietnam War.

Appearances by Title:


Spokesman, Saigon, Department of State c. January 23, 1991 - c. January 22, 1991 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • 1968 and the Vietnam War

    1968 and the Vietnam War

    Panelists reflected on 1968 and the Vietnam war. They discussed the idea that media reporting directly affected the public…

  • Media and Military in the Vietnam War

    Media and Military in the Vietnam War

    Panelists discussed whether the media hurt or helped U.S. policy in Vietnam during the war. They also took questions from…

  • Vietnam Revisited

    Vietnam Revisited

    Mr. Brookes, Mr. Cloud, and Mr. Zorthian responded to callers' questions on the press coverage of the Vietnam War, including…

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