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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 W. W. (Walt Whitman) Rostow, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 49 mins
Walt Rostow served as Special Assistant for National Security Affairs for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. In this capacity, he played a significant role in shaping U.S. policy in Southeast Asia. He discusses his optimism for the war through 1967, and even more so after the Tet Offensive. Mr. Rostow describes the p...
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 Frederick Nolting, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 55 mins
Frederick Nolting was Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1961 – 1963. Appointed by President Kennedy, he became closely associated with Ngo Dinh Diem. As the United States sought to distance itself from Diem, Nolting was replaced by Henry Cabot Lodge. Mr. Nolting describes the early days of his assignment, includi...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 55 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with George W. Ball, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 1 hour
George W. Ball served in the State Department under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and later as Ambassador to the United Nations. He describes the early Johnson Administration as a period of “drift” when the US was becoming increasingly involved in Vietnam, a trend Ball opposed in numerous memos and meetings....
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 1 hour
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Henry H. Fowler, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 35 mins
Henry H. Fowler was Secretary of the Treasury under President Johnson from 1965 to 1968. He is asked about the economic consequences of a request to send 206,000 troops to Vietnam in early 1968. He argued at the time that fulfilling such a request would cause significant economic problems. He describes President J...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 35 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Jack Valenti, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 37 mins
Jack Valenti served as a special assistant to President Johnson from 1963 to 1966. He discusses Johnson’s early attitude towards Vietnam and his effort to win support through the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. He describes Johnson’s deliberations over sending troops into Vietnam, escalating the war, and how to financ...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 37 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with McGeorge Bundy
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 1 hour 4 mins
McGeorge Bundy, brother of William Bundy, served as National Security Advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson from 1961 to 1966. Here he discusses the Vietnam war under both Presidents, specifically addressing the Tonkin Gulf Incident, and the attack on Pleiku Airbase while he was in Vietnam. He also recounts ev...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 1 hour 4 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with William P. Bundy, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 1 hour 16 mins
William Bundy, brother of McGeorge Bundy, served in the CIA and later as an Assistant Secretary of State under Lyndon Johnson. He recalls Johnson’s early actions towards the South Vietnamese government and his hesitancy to bomb North Vietnam in 1964. Bundy reviews the Tonkin Gulf Incident and the administration..
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 1 hour 16 mins
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