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AS3217 U.S. Media & Public Policy
Semester 2 2000-2001
A/P Ian Gordon
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Lecture 12
How the Media Shapes Events, Case Study Four: The Vietnam War


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"Flying under radar control with a B-66
Destroyer, Air Force F-105 Thunderchief pilots bomb a  military target through low clouds over the southern panhandle of North Viet Nam. June 14, 1966." 
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Anti-Vietnam demonstrator offers a flower to a miltary police, Arlington, Virginia, October 21, 1967.

 

Reading:
Clarence R. Wyatt, Paper Soldiers: the American Press and the Vietnam War (New York: W.W. Norton, 1993), Chapter Nine. NUS Library Holdings

Additional:
George Bailey and Lawrence Lichty, "Rough Justice on a Saigon Street: A Gatekeeper Study of NBC's Tet Execution Film," Journalism Quarterly (Summer 1972): 221-229, 238. RBR Holdings.
Erik Barnouw, Tube of Plenty: the Evolution of American Television (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), pp. 377-403. RBR Holdings
George Herring, "The Meaning of Vietnam," in Robert Griffith, editor, Major Problems in American History Since 1945 (Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath , 1992) pp. 434-443. RBR Holdings.
Daniel C. Hallin, The "Uncensored War": the Media and Vietnam (New York : Oxford University Press, 1986). NUS Library Holdings
William H. Hammond, Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War (Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 1998). NUS Library Holdings
Pach, Chester J. "And That's the Way It Was: The Vietnam War on the Network Nightly News," in David Farber, editor, The Sixties: From Memory to History (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994). NUS Library Holdings
Reporting Vietnam (New York: Library of America, 1998). NUS Library Holdings
Robert Stone, "Battle Hymn of the Republic," New York Review of Books, 47 (October 5, 2000): 28-31, Web Version
Kathleen J. Turner, Lyndon Johnson's Dual War:  Vietnam and the Press (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985) NUS Library Holdings

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