The press and the anti-war movement

Lincoln Memorial Rally

In October 1967, a protest in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War shifted from peaceful to unruly – and the media took notice.
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Reporting Vietnam: Larry Burrows

Larry Burrows

Burrows’s photo essay for Life magazine on a U.S. Marine helicopter crew is considered one of the greatest ever made.
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Reporting Vietnam: Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

After a trip to Vietnam in early 1968, Cronkite became convinced that he had been misinforming the public about the war’s progress.
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Vietnam Revisited

Don North

Veteran war correspondent Don North visited Vietnam in April 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. He found a country that suppressed free speech but offered hope.
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Reporting Vietnam: Eddie Adams

Eddie Adams (Courtesy Associated Press)

Adams became famous for his Pulitzer-winning photo showing the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, but he preferred to be remembered for his images of Vietnamese refugees.
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Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

Eyewitness to History: Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

Four female war correspondents discussed their experiences reporting on the Vietnam War in a recent “Eyewitness to History” program at the Newseum.
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Reporting Vietnam: Beverly Deepe

Beverly Deepe

Beverly Deepe was the first woman to be a full-time correspondent in Vietnam.
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Reporting Vietnam: One Week’s Dead

Life magazine

In its June 27, 1969, issue, Life magazine published a powerful story that personalized the Vietnam War’s mounting casualties.
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Reporting Vietnam: Malcolm Browne

Malcolm Browne

Browne was one of the first reporters to raise doubts about U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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Vietnam Music Monday: “Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation”

Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation

Each Monday, we feature a song from the Vietnam era that’s part of our “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit. Today: one of the first songs to accuse President Johnson of lying about the war.
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