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    The Vietnam War

    Professor Andrew Wiest, with the help of a local veteran John Young, talked about the Vietnam War, focusing on the Mekong Delta. Professor Wiest spoke about the strategic importance of…

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    Book Discussion on 67 Shots

    Howard Means talked about his book 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence, in which he recalls the National Guard’s shooting of students at Kent State University on…

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    Book Discussion on Last Stand at Khe Sanh

    Gregg Jones talked about his book Last Stand at Khe Sanh: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam, in which he explores the U.S. Marines' battle at Khe Sanh, Vietnam. On January 21,…

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    Lessons Learned from the Vietnam War

    Vietnam veterans and former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Charles Robb (D-VA) joined Admiral William McRaven (Retired) in a discussion about the changes in America’s foreign and…

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    U.S.-Vietnam Relations in the 21st Century

    Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh talked about the history of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Vietnam, and how the relationship has changed since the end…

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    Music and the Vietnam War

    Country Joe McDonald and Peter Yarrow talked about the role of music in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Mr. McDonald performed with “Country Joe and the Fish,” and…

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    Battle of Ia Drang

    Vietnam War veterans reflected on their wartime experiences during the Battle of Ia Drang, which journalists called the bloodiest confrontation of Vietnam. The November 1965 battle in…

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    Vietnam Post-War Trauma

    Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and Grace Liem Galloway, a Catholic Relief Services volunteer in Vietnam, talked about their post-war struggle with physical and…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What was your experience coming home from the Vietnam…

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    Legacy of the Vietnam War

    Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) talked about his military service in Vietnam and the legacy of Vietnam War.

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    Legacy of the Vietnam War

    Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) was interviewed by phone about his service in the Vietnam War and the conflict’s legacy in the U.S. and worldwide.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What is the legacy of the Vietnam War?” Telephone lines…

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    Vietnam War Commanders in Chief

    Former presidential aides discussed the roles of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War era. They were joined by historian to explore the foreign policy of…

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    Vietnam War from the Front Lines

    Vietnam War veterans, including two prisoners of war and an Army nurse, talked about the grim reality of being a soldier in war. The discussion was moderated by William Adams, chair of…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans

    President Johnson awarded the Medal of Honor to five veterans of the Vietnam War: Chaplin Angelo J. Liteky, Captain James Allen Taylor, Sergeant Sammy Lee Davis, Specialist Dwight Hal…

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    President Johnson Vietnam War Press Conference

    President Johnson briefed reporters and responded to questions on the Vietnam War. He responded to questions on force levels and increased tensions in Vietnam, and reflected on his…

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    Book Discussion on The Boys of '67

    Andrew Wiest talked about his book, The Boys of '67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, about the experiences of the men of the U.S. Army’s “Charlie Company” during…

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    Book Discussion on Beyond Combat

    Heather Marie Stur talked about her book, Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era, about the different roles played by both American and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam…

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    Conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discussed The Vietnam War, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary set to be released in 2017. They spoke with Mark Updegrove at a three-day “Vietnam War…

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    Secretary Kerry on the Vietnam War

    Secretary of State John Kerry shares his views on the Vietnam War. Secretary Kerry served in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Navy Swift Boat commander and received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star,…

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