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  • President Nixons Silent Majority Speech on Vietnam War
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    President Nixon's "Silent Majority" Speech on Vietnam War

    President Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a program of “Vietnamization” in which the U.S. military would gradually turn over operations to South…

  • Amendment to End the Vietnam War
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    Amendment to End the Vietnam War

    A bipartisan group of five U.S. senators appeared in a television broadcast to discuss and promote a resolution to end the Vietnam War by December 31, 1970. The broadcast aired 12 days…

  • emEight Flags for 99 Centsem
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    Eight Flags for 99 Cents

    Made in response to President Nixon’s November 3, 1969, “Silent Majority” speech, this film explores the thoughts and opinions of working-class residents of a Chicago neighborhood. Funded…

  • Reel America President Lyndon Johnson on the Vietnam War 1965
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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Johnson spoke about the conflict in Vietnam and the U.S. policy regarding the region. Entitled “Peace Without Conquest,” the address attempted to explain why Southeast Asia was of…

  • emVietnam Vietnamem
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    Vietnam! Vietnam!

    This U.S. Information Agency documentary is the final film directed by five-time Oscar winner John Ford, who supported U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Narrated by actor Charlton…

  • 1970 Kent State Photographs
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    1970 Kent State Photographs

    Howard Ruffner talked about the photos he took on May 4, 1970, when National Guard troops shot and killed four students at Kent State University in Ohio during an anti-Vietnam War protest. Mr.…

  • Newseum Tet Offensive Exhibit
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    Newseum Tet Offensive Exhibit

    We visited the Newseum in Washington, DC to tour an exhibit on the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive and the Battle of Hue, where some of the most intense fighting of the campaign took place. We…

  • PostVietnam War Refugees
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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

  • Vietnam AntiWar Movement
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    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Professor David Farber teaches twentieth-century American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this lecture to a history class he focused on the origin of the 1960s Vietnam anti-war…

  • 1975 Saigon Evacuations
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    1975 Saigon Evacuations

    Retired Colonel Thomas Holden, a former Marine Corps pilot, talked about his participation in Operation Frequent Wind - the 1975 evacuation of Americans and South Vietnamese allies from…

  • emThe Whole World is Watchingem
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    The Whole World is Watching

    This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic,…

  • emColumbia Revoltem
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    Columbia Revolt

    On April 23, 1968, several hundred Columbia University students gathered to protest the Vietnam War and the university’s plan to build a gym on a public park. After tearing down a construction…

  • emThey Marched Into Sunlightem Part 1
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    They Marched Into Sunlight, Part 1

    David Maraniss was interviewed about his book, They Marched Into Sunlight, published by Simon and Schuster. The book tells the story of two events in October 1967. One event was a battle in…

  • Race and the Vietnam War
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    Race and the Vietnam War

    University of Kansas Professor Beth Bailey discussed how issues of race affected the U.S. military -- and its self-perception of being color blind -- during the Vietnam War. She focused on…

  • emAnd Another Family for Peaceem
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    And Another Family for Peace

    This 1971 anti-Vietnam War film visits five grieving families to document how the war has changed their lives. With stops in California, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, and Iowa, we learn…

  • President Richard Nixon Address on the Situation in Southeast Asia
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    President Richard Nixon Address on the Situation in Southeast Asia

    In a televised address to the nation from the White House, President Nixon announced that U.S. and South Vietnamese forces would attack North Vietnamese military bases in Cambodia along the…

  • Washington Journal Howard Means Discusses the 50th Anniversary of the Shooting at Kent State University
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    Howard Means on the 50th Anniversary of the Shooting at Kent State University

    Howard Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence, discussed the events that led up to the Ohio National Guard shooting Kent State University students during an…

  • Howard Means Discusses em67 Shotsem
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    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 May 4,…

  • The Girl in the Picture Remembering Vietnam
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    The Girl in the Picture, Remembering Vietnam

    Author Mark Bowden and jazz composer Hannibal Lokumbe joined United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Kim Phuc at the National Constitution Center to discuss the legacy of the Vietnam War in an event titled, “The…

  • Lyndon Johnson and Escalation in Vietnam
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    Lyndon Johnson and Escalation in Vietnam

    Boston College Professor Seth Jacobs discussed President Lyndon Johnson and the factors that led him to escalate the war in Vietnam following the assassination of his predecessor, John F.…

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