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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 Everett Bumgardner [1], 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 40 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), 40 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Lucien Conein, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 44 mins
Lucien Conein was an OSS officer in Vietnam in the early 1960s. He recalls the events leading up to the coup d’etat on November, 1963, which resulted in the overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem’s government. Conein reported plans of the coup to Ambassador Lodge and recalls the US government made it clear to the planners...
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 Paul M. Kattenburg, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 32 mins
Paul M. Kattenburg spent five months in 1952 at the US Embassy in Saigon, and from 1954 to 1963 worked in the Research and Analysis Division of the State Department. He notes that at the time there was a scarcity of Vietnam experts available due to the relative isolation of the region and the lingering effects of...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 32 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 William Egan Colby, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 55 mins
William Colby was a high-ranking CIA officer during the Vietnam War. He would later direct the Agency. Here he recalls the CIA’s assessment of the Vietnam War in 1965 and the failure of the US to anticipate the Tet Offensive. He discusses the Phoenix Program, which he directed, describing its impact on the War....
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 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 Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, 1982
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 54 mins
As the sister-in-law of President Diem, Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu was considered the first lady of South Vietnam in the late 1950s through the early 1960s. Here she argues that the Diem government was the only legitimate government in South Vietnam, that they were undermined by the United States and that the United Stat...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 54 mins
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Vietnam: A Television History, Interview with Roger Hilsman, 1981
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produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 42 mins
Roger Hilsman worked in the Kennedy Administration, first as director of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research and then as the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs. He was criticized for drafting a cable on behalf of President Kennedy to the American Ambassador to South Vietnam...
produced by Richard Ellison, fl. 1985, in Vietnam: A Television History (Boston, MA: WGBH Boston, 1983), 42 mins
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