The Peril of the Unheeded Warning: Robert F. Rogers' "Vietnam: It's a Mad War"
Mascaro, Thomas A., Journalism History
The political management and prosecution of the Vietnam War are among the worst tragedies in American history. Any of the relatives and friends of the 58,000 men and women whose names are milled into the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington wishes the country would have seen the perils and folly that lay ahead when the U.S. began escalating the war in 1965. As the previous year had come to a close, however, NBC News had broadcast a prescient, hour-long television documentary that in effect foretold what was coming. "Vietnam: It's a Mad War" was produced by Ted Yates, who was killed during the outbreak of the Six-Day War in 1967. But archival records prove that …
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Publication information: Article title: The Peril of the Unheeded Warning: Robert F. Rogers' "Vietnam: It's a Mad War". Contributors: Mascaro, Thomas A. - Author. Journal title: Journalism History. Volume: 28. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2003. Page number: 182. © Journalism History Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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