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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Abbott Low Moffat, 1982
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 20 mins
Abbot Low Moffat was the head of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs in the United States Department of State from 1944–1947. He details Franklin Roosevelt’s plans for a post-colonial Indochina, and notes that this direction was reversed under President Truman. He recalls the divisions within the State Dep...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 20 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Archimedes L. A. Patti, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 1 hour 17 mins
Archimedes Patti was an officer in the United States Army and, after World War Two, the Office of Strategic Services. Mr. Patti describes the U.S. position on Southeast Asia during World War Two, and the emerging Vietnamese Independence Movement. He describes his first meetings with Ho Chi Minh and details the ass...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 1 hour 17 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Clark M. Clifford, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 44 mins
Clark Clifford served as Lyndon Johnson’s Secretary of Defense. He discusses the effects of Eisenhower’s “domino theory” on his initial thinking about Vietnam and how this changed after he visited the country. He recalls behind–the-scenes efforts to convince the President to pursue peace after the Tet Of...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 44 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with David Halberstam, 1979 [part 1 of 5]
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 19 mins
David Halberstam was a New York Times reporter in Vietnam during the War. He describes American press as a threatening presence for both the American and Diem governments. He recalls a wealth of anonymous sources willing to share their stories and describes a tension between the anti-communist, Cold War attitudes...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 19 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Douglas Kinnard, 1982
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 21 mins
A US Army Brigadier and General who completed two tours in Vietnam, Douglas Kinnard recalls his time in Cambodia and his discovery of what he believed was a common practice of secret bombing against the Cambodians. Kinnard also admits in retrospect that he did not fully understand his enemy or the objectives he se...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 21 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Edward Geary Lansdale, 1979 [Part 2 of 5]
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 49 mins
General Edward Geary Lansdale was an advisor to French forces on special counter-guerrilla operations against the Viet Minh. From 1954 to 1957 he was in Saigon and served as an advisor to the American-backed government of South Vietnam. Lansdale recalls his experience fighting communist groups in the Philippines a...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 49 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Edward Geary Lansdale, 1979 [Part 4 of 5]
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 44 mins
General Edward Geary Lansdale was an advisor to French forces on special counter-guerrilla operations against the Viet Minh. From 1954 to 1957 he was in Saigon and served as an advisor to the American-backed government of South Vietnam. Lansdale recalls his experience fighting communist groups in the Philippines a...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 44 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Elbridge Durbrow, 1979 [Part 2 of 2]
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 30 mins
United States Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1957 to 1961, Elbridge Durbrow describes his first impressions of Saigon, comparing it to a southern French provincial town. Durbrow talks about his first meeting with Ngo Dinh Diem and the differences in personality between Diem and his brother Nhu. Durbrow supported...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 30 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Everett Bumgardner [1], 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 39 mins
Everett Bumgardner, a US Information Agency employee recalls meeting Ngo Dinh Diem and Diem’s reaction to the United States and American attitudes to Vietnamese customs and traditions. He describes Americans entering Vietnam and not fully understanding the culture and not having the background or experience to m...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 39 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Frank M. White, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 47 mins
Vietnam veteran and former foreign correspondent, Frank White discusses his opinions of General Gracey. He mentions that he was gentlemanly and very gracious. He did not empathize with any particular American group, but rather viewed the Americans as another distraction. White also recounts the attitude of the Fre...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 47 mins
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