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The VIETNAM WAR: U.S. Involvement & Escalation


ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, Inc.
- RESEARCH REPORT -
* PART ONE *   

April 23, 1961 - May 27, 1968
[606 Entries]

Hundreds of television & radio audio air check broadcasts, related to the Vietnam War, recorded & archived prior to the creation of The Vanderbilt Television News Archive which began recording and archiving News Broadcasts off the air on August 5, 1968.

Prior to this date minimal 1960's NEWS broadcast air checks (in any form…video or audio) were archived by network or local television stations, radio stations, museums, government organizations or by private collectors.

  • NEWS
  • SPECIALS
  • DOCUMENTARIES
  • BULLETINS
  • PUBLIC AFFAIRS
  • EDITORIALS

  • INTERVIEWS
  • PRESS CONFERENCES
  • REPORTS
  • REVIEWS
  • SHORT WAVE RADIO BROADCASTS

* Original TV & Radio Air Checks, recorded primarily by direct line at the time of the original broadcast, recorded on ¼" reel to reel audio tape (APRIL 23, 1961 - MAY 27, 1968).


Listen to Audio Samples of
The VIETNAM WAR  

(click on the black play buttons below to hear each sample)

  1.   "DOUGLAS EDWARDS WITH THE NEWS"   - Bill Downs reports (April 28, 1961)

  2.   "CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE"   - Charles Von Frend reports (May 11, 1962)


  3.   "THE WAR THAT CREEPS"   - narrated by Dane Clark - TV documentary on guerrilla warfare in Viet Nam (April 26, 1963)


  4.   "WCBS MORNING NEWS WITH MIKE WALLACE" - Report on Coup in South Viet Nam   (Jan. 30, 1964)


  5.   "PETER JENNINGS WITH THE NEWS" – The fourth broadcast by Canadian newsman, Peter Jennings as anchor   (Feb. 4, 1965)


  6.   "VIETNAM: ONE YEAR OF ESCALATION" – Winston Hall reports   (Feb. 8, 1966)


  7.   "DISSENT OR TREASON" – John Blum reports on Viet Nam anti-war movement - Anchor man: Peter Jennings   (June 22, 1967)


  8.   "CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE"   - Eric Sevareid commentary on Viet Nam war involvement (Jan. 3, 1968)





1961

April 23, 1961 - Walter Cronkite & the Sunday Evening News - Fighting continues in Indonesia.

April 28, 1961 - DOUGLAS EDWARDS WITH THE NEWS - Crisis in Laos and South Vietnam. Possible U.S. involvement.

May 5, 1961 - NEWS - South Vietnam crisis. U.S. to raid the country against the communist rebels.




1962

Feb. 24, 1962 - Radio Moscow (short wave) - Russians and Chinese accuse U.S. of interference in South Vietnam.

March 18, 1962 - CBS NEWS - U.S. to send 2000 advisers to South Vietnam to aid against Vietcong.

April 2, 1962 - NEWS (Fred Scott Reporting) - South Vietnam battle with government troops, victorious.

May 11, 1962 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Communists push deeper into Laos.

June 6, 1962 - ABC NEWS REPORT (Ron Cochran) - U.S. considers sending troops to Laos.

June 25, 1962 - WORLD TODAY (Tony Marvin reporting for Mutual Broadcasting System) - A review of the deteriorating Western position in South East Asia. British charge North Vietnam with aiding USSR in South Vietnam.

July 22, 1962 - MOSCOW SHORT WAVE RADIO - Russians answer questions about South Vietnam.

Sept. 25, 1962 - DOUGLAS EDWARDS & THE NEWS - Gromyko meets Dean Rusk in Washington D.C. on Laos's problem.

Oct. 16, 1962 - DOUGLAS EDWARDS & THE NEWS - Three more personnel die in South Vietnam.

Dec.26, 1962 - COMMENT - Commentary on the war in South Vietnam.

Dec. 30, 1962 - TV ALBUM: News review of 1962 - United States involvement in South Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos…continued fighting.




1963

March 9, 1963 - RADIO HAVANA (short wave radio) - News commentary regarding accusation of U.S. chemical warfare in "oppressed" South Vietnam.

March 29, 1963 - RADIO MOSCOW (short wave radio) - Comments on the war in South Vietnam and U.S. interference.

April 1, 1963 - NEWS - Laos's foreign minister assassinated.

April 10, 1963 - CBS NEWS - U.S. combat troops man guns in South Vietnam war.

April 14, 1963 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES (ABC Radio Weekly News Review with FRED FOY) - Laos fighting breaks out in Plain des Jars. Comments from Dean Rusk.

April 26, 1963 - "THE WAR THAT CREEPS" - Documentary Special on the guerrilla war in South Vietnam. Narrator, Dane Clark.

May 7, 1963 - CBS NEWS - 74TH American GI dies in Vietnam War.

June 14, 1963 - NEWS - 88TH American GI dies in Vietnam War.

June 16, 1963 - NEWS - Riot in Saigon following funeral of Buddhist Priest who burned himself to death in protest over Diem's governmental policies.

June 18, 1963 - NEWS - South Vietnam Buddhist riot against discrimination by Saigon Catholic government.

June 29, 1963 - NEWS - Truce between Buddhists and Saigon Diem government. Religious service for monk who burned himself to death.

July 2, 1963 - RADIO MOSCOW - Commentary on conditions in South Vietnam.

July 13, 1963 - WOR EDITORIAL PAGE CONFERENCE moderated by John Wingate. Discussion related to crisis in Southeast Asia.

July 15, 1963 - NEWS - Funeral of South Vietnam writer who protested the regime of Diem. Government forces kill 50 Vietcong.

July 18, 1963 - DOUGLAS EDWARDS & THE NEWS - Vietcong raid kills more Americans in South Vietnam. Violent demonstrations by Buddhists against government of Diem.

July 23, 1963 - WORLD TODAY - Report from Vietnam. Protests continue against the Saigon government.

Aug. 3, 1963 - NEWS - South Vietnam's Madam Nu accuses Buddhists in U.S. Fears that religious strife might affect war against Vietcong.

Aug. 3, 1963 - MIKE WALLACE NEWS- In South Vietnam Buddhists demonstrate against the government.

Aug. 23, 1963 - BARRY FARBER INTERVIEW - Vietnam problems are discussed, including the Vietcong and Buddhist recent uprisings.

Aug. 26, 1963 - NEWS - Trouble in South Vietnam. Government arrests students and Buddhists.

Sept. 2, 1963 - DOUGLAS EDWARDS & THE NEWS - President John F. Kennedy chastises South Vietnam's Diem regime. He claims that it is not in touch with the people. Buddhist's continue to protest Diem regime.

Sept. 9, 1963 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Hundreds of students riot against South Vietnam government. Report from South Vietnam that rebels have stepped up fighting. Madam Nu leaves Saigon for tour.

Sept. 9, 1963 - HUNTLEY BRINKLEY REPORT - President Kennedy says the U.S. will not cut aid to South Vietnam.

Sept. 12, 1963 - CBS LATE NEWS WITH DOUGLAS EDWARDS - President Kennedy comments on support in South Vietnam. Madam Nu attacks the U.S. U-Thant says, "Vietnam situation getting worse."

Sept. 15, 1963 - COMMENTARY - Strong-arm tactics by Diem regime in Saigon…particularly on Buddhists.

Oct. 7, 1963 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - United Nations wants to send observers to Saigon. Madam Nu comments to U.S. officials who may reduce aid to South Vietnam.

Oct. 9, 1963 - NEWS - South Vietnam's Madam Nu in New York City. She comments on current Vietnam situation. Interview with Madam Nu.

Oct. 11, 1963 - NEWS - Vietnam Report.

Oct. 13, 1963 - MEET THE PRESS - Madam Nu of South Vietnam is interviewed.

Oct. 13, 1963 - ABC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT - Bob Young reports - "The Riddle of South Vietnam."

Oct. 14, 1963 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Vietnam combat report.

Nov. 1, 1963 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE-

Revolt led by 14 top military officers erupts in Vietnam. Rebels claim victory. President Diem will leave the country. Peter Kalischer reports from Saigon how rebels overpowered loyalist troops. No casualties inflicted on the 3,563 American civilians living in Vietnam. President Kennedy calls for a change in Vietnam's government. Kennedy states that U.S. was not involved in the coup. Madam Nu comments in Beverly Hills, California. She says "we will triumph." She suggests that the American government backed the coup. President Kennedy comments.

Nov. 1, 1963 - NBC NEWS SPECIAL - "CRISIS IN VIETNAM."

Nov. 2, 1963 - WCBS LATE NEWS with MIKE WALLACE - Nine year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem comes to an end. Both Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother are dead. New rulers will fight communism. Former first lady Madam Nu comments from Beverly Hills, California. She states that a "dirty crime" has been committed and that the U.S. is responsible for the coup.

Dec. 22, 1963 - "1963 TV ALBUM" (Special) - Vietnam history to date, including overthrow of Diem Government.

Dec. 30, 1963 - "PROJECTION 1964" (Special) - Review of 1963 including coup in South Vietnam, and forecast for 1964. Frank McGee, Ray Scherer, Sander Vanocur, Elie Abel, John Rich, others.

Dec. 31, 1963 - "YEAR END REVIEW" - Top stories of 1963, includes coup in South Vietnam.




1964

Jan. 9, 1964 - NBC PANEL: "WORLD OUTLOOK FOR 1964"- Comments by Jim Robinson on South Vietnam.

Jan. 17, 1964 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE-

Fighting fierce in South Vietnam. Currently 99 U.S. soldiers killed there.

Jan. 20, 1964 - NEWS - U.S. helicopters employed and contribute to fighting in South Vietnam. Thus far the war has claimed 175 U.S. combat deaths.

Jan. 21, 1964 - RADIO HAVANA (short wave radio) - Commentary on U.S. foreign policy. "U.S. is coming to a 'dead end street,' and operating in a 'dream world' related to policies in Cuba and South Vietnam."

Jan. 29, 1964 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Coup in South Vietnam.

Jan. 30, 1964 - WCBS MORNING NEWS with MIKE WALLACE - More on the coup in South Vietnam. U.S. dismayed how poorly war is going in Vietnam.

Feb. 2, 1964 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - News of South Vietnam coup. President Lyndon B. Johnson comments.

Feb. 6, 1964 - NEWS - Vietcong scores success in Vietnam fighting. Interview with General Kahn.

March 1, 1964 - EDITORIAL PAGE CONFERENCE - U.S. involvement in South Vietnam discussion. Guests include John V. Lindsay.

March 1, 1964 - "VIETNAM STORY" - Documentary about nine year Diem regime and coup that followed…challenges that have followed…comments by Marguerite Higgins, others.

March 5, 1964 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Defense secretary Robert McNamara flying to Vietnam where war is not going well. Vietcong increase pressure of possibility of escalating war into the South. Report from Vietnam where U.S. deaths have now risen to 115.

March 6, 1964 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Dean Rusk comments on "neutralization" for South Vietnam. Battle report from Vietnam.

March 14, 1964 - ABC NEWS WITH BILL BEUTEL - Vietnam War protests in New York City.

March 26, 1964 - CBS EVENING NEWS (HARRY REASONER substituting for WALTER CRONKITE - McNamara urges continued support for Vietnam.

April 19, 1964 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Coup in Laos. Optimist view in South Vietnam crisis. Comment by Dean Rusk.

June 4, 1964 - VIETNAM REPORT - Early series of daily broadcast reports regarding Vietnam operations.

June 5, 1964 - VIETNAM WEEKLY REVIEW with Garrick Utley-Half hour summary on developments in Vietnam.

June 6, 1964 - WINS RADIO NEWS - Unarmed U.S. plane shot down over Laos. Possible U.S. retaliation.

June 7, 1964 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Strategy talks in Honolulu on U.S. involvement in South Vietnam. Comments by Henry Cabot Lodge, & Dean Rusk, who states that the United States will maintain its commitment to South Vietnam.

June 10, 1964 - HENRY CASSIDY (CBS correspondent) comments on "Do Americans Know What Is Going On in South Vietnam?"

June 14, 1964 - VIEWPOINT - Reporters discuss U.S. problems in Southeast Asia in light of the current U.S. political situation.

June 19, 1964 - THE WORLD TONIGHT NEWS with MARVIN KALB - U.S. may have to use force in defending Southeast Asia…leading to possible war with China.

June 20, 1964 - NEWS - DeGaulle cautions Peking on South Vietnam involvement.

June 23, 1964 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Henry Cabot Lodge resigns as Ambassador to Saigon, and is replaced by General Maxwell Taylor. Comments from President Johnson, Senator Wayne Morse, Senator Barry Goldwater, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. Implications arise that the U.S. will increase its war effort in South Vietnam.

Sept. 14, 1964 - WORLD TODAY NEWS - Abortive coup in South Vietnam. General Kahn still in power. Comment by Sec. Rusk.

Sept. 27, 1964 - VOICE OF AMERICA - Report on South Vietnam. Comments from Senator Goldwater, Senator Morse, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk.

Oct. 4, 1964 - WNEW NEWS REVIEW OF THE WEEK- U.S. may broaden war in South Vietnam by attacking North Vietnam positions.

Oct. 11, 1964 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Richard Nixon states his plan to end the Vietnam War. Sec. Rusk denies Vietnam buildup after the elections.

Oct. 16, 1964 - CBS NEWS - Violence in South Vietnam. Updated report.

Nov. 1, 1964 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietcong attack South Vietnam airfield, killing 40 U.S. servicemen and destroying aircraft.

Nov. 2, 1964 - CBS NEWS with DALLAS TOWNSEND - Additional update on Vietcong raid. Comment from Barry Goldwater.

Nov. 15, 1964 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - President Johnson meets with top cabinet officers on challenges and policy regarding Vietnam crisis.

Nov. 29, 1964 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Review of U.S. policy in South Vietnam…possibility of escalating the war is discussed. Comment by General Maxwell Taylor.

Dec. 1, 1964 - NBC SPECIAL: "VIETNAM: A MAD WAR." - Documentary narrated by Chet Huntley. A report focusing on the U.S. and Vietnamese military men involved in the conflict ravishing South Vietnam. An analysis of the U.S. Commitment in this war-ravaged land. One of the first television documentaries focusing on the Vietnam War.

Dec. 6, 1964 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - General Taylor outlines the framework on future tactics by U.S. related to Vietnam crisis.

Dec. 27, 1964 - VIETNAM SATIRE (PBS RADIO STATION WBAI) - Satire sketch focusing on United States General Maxwell Taylor and his approach to the military draft in our country. Chad Mitchell.




1965

Jan. 29, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - General Khan of South Vietnam dealing with additional reactionary Buddhists.

Jan. 31, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Bloodless coup in South Vietnam by General Khan, who comments. Richard Nixon suggests quarantine of Vietnam, using air and sea power to cut off Vietnam supplies.

Feb. 2, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - President Johnson states, "U.S. will let Vietnam people help themselves."

Feb. 4, 1965 - PETER JENNINGS WITH THE NEWS (ABC-TV) -Fighting breaks out in Laos (40 dead). The United States and South Vietnam hold a conference attended by country officials.

Feb. 7, 1965 - NBC MONITOR NEWS with Robert McNeil - Vietcong attacks U.S. base in Pleku. U.S. retaliates. Comment by Robert McNamara.

Feb. 7, 1965 - PETER JENNINGS WITH THE NEWS - Grave news from Vietnam as war escalates following Vietcong attack on U.S. base. McNamara comments on sending more U.S. troops to Vietnam. Senator Frank Church comments.

Feb. 7, 1965 - NBC RADIO NEWS with FRANK RICH - Reporting from Tokyo on reaction by Peking as war escalates.

Feb. 8, 1965 - ALEX DRIER COMMENTARY on the Vietnam War.

Feb. 8, 1965 - PETER JENNINGS WITH THE NEWS - U.S. air strikes in North Vietnam. Kosygin pledges North Vietnam support. Comments by LBJ, and General McGeorge Bundy.

Feb. 8, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Commentary on U.S. raids in North Vietnam.

Feb. 10, 1965 - CBS MORNING NEWS with MIKE WALLACE - Vietcong score big victory in attacks with massive troop losses (200 killed). China condemns President Johnson's administration policy in Vietnam.

Feb. 10, 1965 - ABC NEWS - New Vietnam crisis. United States army attacked. 30 soldiers killed. Comment by Senator Everett Dirksen on crisis…failure in Vietnam.

Feb. 10, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Commentary on U.S. current activities in Vietnam.

Feb. 10, 1965 - ABC NEWS - Thirty one GI's killed in second Vietcong terrorist attacks. U.S. troops badly beaten by Vietcong. Howard K. Smith comments in an editorial.

Feb. 11, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Commentary on U.S. current activities in Vietnam.

Feb. 11, 1965 - ABC NEWS - U.S. stages third air raid in North Vietnam as retaliation to yesterday's attacks by Vietcong. Interview with a wounded GI soldier.

Feb. 13, 1965 - WORLD THIS WEEK (Douglas Edwards sitting in for Harry Reasoner) - More on the current Vietnam crisis.

Feb. 16, 1965 - ABC NEWS - Anti-American riots in London, England.

Feb. 19, 1965 - ABC NEWS with PETER JENNINGS - South Vietnam leader, General Kahn, overthrown.

Feb. 19, 1965 - ABC NEWS RADIO - Coup in South Vietnam. Gen. Kahn is ousted. General Kiam may take over.

Feb. 20, 1965 - WORLD THIS WEEK - The Saigon coup is discussed.

Feb. 21, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Coup attempted in South Vietnam, but fails. U.S. pilots interviewed. Policy debate in Washington D.C. Comments by LBJ, Hubert Humphrey on Vietnam goals. Also, comments by Billy Graham, Gen. McGovern, Frank Church, Everett Dirkson, Gerald Ford, Barry Goldwater, David Birch, others.

March 3, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Comments on how "U.S. Barbarism" in Vietnam predominates, as related to yesterday's U.S. bombing (3/2/65) in attacks on North Vietnam. Russians and the Chinese offer their reactions.

March 7, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES ( ABC Radio Weekly Review of the news this past week - March 1-7, 1965). Broadcast every Sunday, 4:35 to 5:00 pm. Fred Foy narrates the lead-ins using actual broadcast news air checks heard on the radio this past week.

Anti U.S. riots in Moscow…U.S. embassy being attacked in reaction to American raids on North Vietnam (March 2nd). March 2nd comments regarding U.S. bombings of North Vietnam from General Maxwell Taylor, Senator Wayne Morse, Thurmond Marshall, Dr. Martin Luther King, Dean Rusk, Everett Dirkson, others.

March 15, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Commentary regarding the U.S. and their escalation of the war in Vietnam.

March 16, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Groups protest U.S. aggression in Vietnam…appeal to all public organizations. General Taylor speaks of failures in Vietnam.

March 18, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Soviet Union protests U.S. aggression in Vietnam, and demands withdrawal.

March 18, 1965 - ALEX DRIER NEWS - U.S. presence in Vietnam is significant.

March 18, 1965 - ABC NEWS with PETER JENNINGS - Report from Vietnam regarding American prisoners of war.

March 21, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - U.S. bombs North Vietnam. Comments from President Lyndon B. Johnson, King Farouk, Quentin Reynolds, George Hicks, others.

March 25, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Disturbing incident in Vietnam over "salute" to South Vietnam army lieutenant. U.S. advisors intervene.

March 26, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - Report from outpost BeriCat in South Vietnam regarding patrol mission against Vietcong.

March 28, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - China and Russia warn the U.S. that they will send troops to Vietnam if "gas" is still used as a weapon.

March 29, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Commentary on the failure of U.S. policy in Vietnam. They chide General Taylor.

March 30, 1965 - 11th HOUR NEWS with FRANK McGEE - War in Vietnam stepped up as Vietcong bomb American Embassy building in Saigon. U.S. Marines anxious to retaliate.

April 2, 1965 - WASHINGTON THIS WEEK with HARRY REASONER - Vietnam bomb blasts American Embassy. Reactions pertaining to U.S. involvement in the war. The first commitment of combat troops by the Johnson administration is ordered, sending two battalions of U.S. Marines into South Vietnam to help protect a major air base in DaNang. Comments from President Johnson, Senator Morse. General Maxwell Taylor in Washington D.C. for high level conferences.

April 2, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Soviet woman's open letter…to be used as a tool to stop U.S. barbaric aggression in Vietnam.

May 9, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Air war continues in Vietnam. LBJ asks congress for more money for Vietnam involvement backed by McNamara's claims that every U.S. attack has diminished Viet Cong aggressiveness.

May 15, 1965 - VIETNAM TEACH-IN - Unprecedented television event broadcast, live in New York, on WNDT Ch. 13, which did not broadcast on the weekends at that time. Commencing at 9am on Saturday, many speakers are heard during this day long public hearing on America's Vietnam policy, held in Washington D.C. and featuring many educators, and a debate between President Johnson's aide, McGeorge Bundy, and Cornell professor George Kahin. Television coverage of this Vietnam Teach-In began at 9am. This audio air check covers 6 hours and 15 minutes of coverage, including morning, afternoon and early evening sessions.

May 30, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - General Taylor optimistic in Vietnam developments. Introduction of Combat Troops in Vietnam. Comment by Henry Cabot Lodge on U.S. pulling out…discounts peace negotiations.

May 30, 1965 - NEWS with DON GARDNER - U.S. ground troops may be used in Vietnam.

May 30, 1965 - NEWS - Vietcong launch big offensive in South Vietnam. South Vietnam officials request U.S. Marines for aid.

June 6, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietcong augment aggressive attacks. Hubert Humphrey states, "We will not weaken." Comments from President Johnson, Sam Fulbright, Dean Rusk.

June 8, 1965 - NEWS - A direct combat move for U.S. troops in Vietnam, is escalating U.S. involvement.

June 8, 1965 - CBS NEWS - More than 25 thousand American troops are in Vietnam, five years after first U.S. troops were deployed there (May, 1960). To date, 491 U.S. troops have been killed since 1961.

Note: First U.S. soldier to be killed in Vietnam War was James Davis, who with three Vietnamese soldiers was gunned down near Saigon, December 22nd, 1961. Comment on American build-up in Vietnam by N.Y. senator Jacob Javitz.

June 11, 1965 - BARRY FARBER SHOW - Farber interviews Victor Riesel, who comments on Vietnam / U.S. involvement.

June 11, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting for Cronkite) - Another coup take over by Generals in South Vietnam. U.S. buildup of soldiers to 50 thousand troops. News analysis of events.

June 12, 1965 - WORLD THIS WEEK - Vietnam updated report of weeks events.

June 14, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - First U.S. offensive by troops. Weekend fighting brings large casualties. Worst defeat by South Vietnamese and American advisors so far. Grim reports from South Vietnam by Maury Safer from Dai Swai.

June 16, 1965 - NEWS - McNamara reports on new combat battalions arriving in South Vietnam, which now increases to 75 thousand.

June 21, 1965 - WCBS RADIO NEWS - The defense department has approved an extra $55.00 a month increase in combat pay for all U.S. military servicemen stationed in South Vietnam. The Pentagon says that 27,000 Navy men serving with the 7th Fleet off Vietnam may also become eligible for the increase as well.

June 25, 1965 - NBC NEWS - British Commonwealth Leaders suggest a four point peace plan for Vietnam. It includes an end of American bombing raids on North Vietnam, and the movement of troops and supplies to South Vietnam…a cease fire, and then a peace conference that would negotiate the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country, including American Forces.

June 26, 1965 - WORLD THIS WEEK - LBJ calls for the United Nations to end Vietnam War. In the streets demonstrators protest against President Johnson. Soviet Union replies and criticizes the U.S. as aggressors.

June 27, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietnam Crisis. President Johnson at the U.N. Senator Dodd comments by telephone. Vietnam families of soldiers respond. Bomb explosion kills 40 in Vietnam. Russian criticism of U.S. involvement, and position.

July 9, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting for Cronkite while on assignment in Vietnam) - LBJ says war in Vietnam will get worse before it gets better. More U.S. troops will be sent to Vietnam. Walter Cronkite reports from Zone - D in South Vietnam where there have already been 425 combat deaths. Report from DaNang air base. General Maxwell Taylor resigns…replaced by Henry Cabot Lodge. Robert F. Kennedy challenges United States policy in Vietnam.

July 12, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting for Cronkite while on assignment in Vietnam) -Walter Cronkite reports near DaNang. Air strike mission in Vietnam jungle. Additional U.S. troops arrive in Vietnam. Officially, United States has declared Vietnam as an official war. Report from Camron Bay on arrival of U.S. troops (First Division Infantry).

July 14, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting for Cronkite while on assignment in Vietnam) -McNamara suggests calling up the Reserves, and National Guard, and implementing the DRAFT to meet the demands in Vietnam…contrast of what McNamara stated a year ago. Walter Cronkite interviews airborne brigade in Vietnam.

July 18, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - LBJ states that the war in Vietnam is a "National Horror." He also states that the world is at stake in Vietnam. McNamara and Lodge go to South Vietnam. Congressman Gerald Ford attacks President Johnson on his Vietnam policy.

July 21, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting for Cronkite while on assignment in Vietnam.

NOTE: Almost all of this entire newscast is devoted to the war in Vietnam. - Intense review on the course of the war in Vietnam. McNamara statement after Vietnam visit. More Americans may have to be sent to Vietnam increasing U.S. troops to 200,000. Reports from Walter Cronkite, and Morley Safer in Vietnam. U.S. Marines burn village in retaliation for a burst of enemy gunfire. Tensions are high.

August 1, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - President Johnson comments on what must be done in Vietnam. More fighting men needed…raise the Draft Call from seven thousand to 35 thousand more. Reports from Jungle in Vietnam. Ambassador Lodge speaks of the role of U.S. servicemen in war. Peter Jennings reports from Vietnam. Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon comment on use of foreign troops in Vietnam. LBJ's ambassador Goldberg seeks U.N. help to negotiate end of the war.

August 5, 1965 - SPECIAL - "VIETNAM" (8 min. excerpt) - Vietnam report and comments.

August 6, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE

NOTE: Return of Walter Cronkite after reporting from Vietnam, for the past six weeks. Protest March against U.S. involvement in Vietnam in Washington, DC. Counter protest also detailed.

August 8, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Comments from LBJ, Hubert Humphrey, James Farmer, and Ambassador at Large, Averill Harriman, all of whom express no interest in stopping the war. Maxwell Taylor gives a report on South Vietnam. Joint Chief Wheeler says that war will continue and be augmented. Premier Ky pessimistic on loyalty of people to South Vietnam…wants more U.S. troops. Comments by U.S. troops on Vietcong. Comments by Senator Church and others. Draft calls rise sharply. Sec. Rusk says Vietnam challenges will not drive U.S. out of Vietnam.

August 8, 1965 - MEET THE PRESS - General Maxwell D. Taylor, who has just returned from a one year stint as Ambassador to Vietnam is interviewed by newsmen Stewart Hensley; UPI, Jack Raymond; N.Y. TIMES, NBC's Sander Vanocur, and Producer Lawrence E. Spivak.

August 13, 1965 - CBS MORNING NEWS with MIKE WALLACE - Dr. Martin Luther King comments on ending the Vietnam War, working as an intermediary.

August 15, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Anti-Vietnam protests at Berkley. LBJ tries to halt troop train. Comments by Nixon, Lodge, McCormick, and Rusk.

Sept. 3, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Cronkite describes combat drawings from Vietnam.

Sept. 6, 1965 - ABC FLAIR REPORT with TED KOPPEL - Report on captured pilots in Vietnam.

Sept. 18, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Song played "DRAFT AMERICAN RAG" by Anti-Draft movement.

Sept. 18, 1965 - WCBS NEWS with JIM JENSEN - Morley Safer reports from Vietnam combat zone.

Oct. 11, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - "Anti-Draft Protection." Protesters advise on how to avoid the draft.

Oct. 12, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Morley Safer reports from Vietnam…describes a battle incident.

Oct. 13, 1965 - NEWS - Worldwide demonstration against U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

Oct. 15, 1965 - NBC NEWS - Anti-Vietnam War draft demonstration in New York City. Man on the street and demonstrator comments.

Oct. 17, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Mary Martin entertains U.S. troops in Vietnam. Anti-war protestors keep score on US leaders. Comments from McNamara, GOP leaders, Goldwater, others. Everett Dirksen criticizes President Johnson.

Oct. 18, 1965 - NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH FRANK McGEE - Anti- Vietnam protesters. Arrest of David Miller, first draft card burner.

Oct. 18, 1965 - ABC NEWS with PETER JENNINGS - Anti-War protesting

Oct. 18, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Angry congressmen comment at protest rally. Moscow and Peking exploit anti war movement in the U.S. Eric Sevareid editorial on the anti-war demonstration. First Draft Card publicly burned by David Miller.

Oct. 24, 1965 - WORLD THIS WEEK - Anti-Vietnam draft demonstrations with backlash and comments from draftees.

Oct. 25, 1965 - ABC FLAIR REPORT with TED KOPPEL - Letter from Vietnam Lieutenant who writes about his own gripes regarding Anti-War demonstrators in the United States.

Oct. 27, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Battle report from Mekong Delta. David Miller (first person to burn a draft card, protesting the U.S. involvement in Vietnam War) comments on his position. ACLU defends Miller.

Oct. 27, 1965 - WORLD THIS WEEK - Fierce firefight with Vietcong. Comments on combat from both sides. In the U.S. Vietnam pro-stand from students increases.

Nov. 3, 1965 - ABC NEWS with PETER JENNINGS - In Washington DC man sets himself on fire to protest against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

Nov. 4, 1965 - BARRY FARBER COMMENTARY - Related to Dickey Chappell who died of injuries in Vietnam. Audio-taped interview with Dickey recalled.

Nov. 6, 1965 - WORLD THIS WEEK - Suicide by man in Washington DC who protests the death of Dickey Chappel in Vietnam. North Vietnam calls him a hero. Commentary by officials in Moscow, London, Paris. Draft card burners protest in New York City at Union Square.

Nov. 6, 1965 - ABC NEWS - Two men burn draft cards in New York City…their comments, also comment from Barry Goldwater.

Nov. 7, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Dean Rusk underlies military action in Vietnam. Defiance in New York City by draft card burners. Quaker pacifist immolates self at Pentagon. Comment by Barry Goldwater. Robert F. Kennedy remarks on giving blood to North Vietnam. Dickey Chappel killed by landmine in Vietnam.

Nov. 7, 1965 - WBAI - N.Y. PUBLIC RADIO - "How to Dodge The Draft." Faking illness…declaring oneself as homosexual, and other tactics.

Nov. 7, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - KKK goes to Texas to support President Lyndon Baines Johnson's Vietnam's war policy.

Nov. 14, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Senator Durksin comments on draft card burners. Man sets fire to himself in front of the United Nations during Anti-War protest rally. Durksin comments on the future of the war in Vietnam. Hubert Humphrey comments on the war.

Nov. 15, 1965 - RADIO MOSCOW - Comments on U.S. failures in Vietnam.

Nov. 17, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - 86 U.S. troops killed in Vietnam. Report by Morley Safer on amphibian assault by USMC against Vietcong.

Nov. 21, 1965 - ABC NEWS with PETER JENNINGS - U.S. suffers heavy casualties in La Drang Valley. On the spot report of the battle.

Nov. 21, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - U.S. wages battle in La Drang Valley. South Vietnam casualties high. North Vietnam "peace feeler" rejected by the U.S. Comments by U-Thant, Mark Clark. Gerald Ford suggests that U.S. should bomb North Vietnam. Red China is refused admission into the United Nations.

Nov. 21, 1965 - FRANK McGEE REPORT - Vietnam War reaches a new high for the United States.

Nov. 23, 1965 - ABC NEWS with PETER JENNINGS - Heavy fighting in Vietnam results in very high U.S. casualties. Jack Smith, twenty year old son of Howard K. Smith, wounded. Comments from both. Howard K. Smith gives commentary on the war.

Nov. 24, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - 240 American soldiers killed in battle of La Drang Valley. Total U.S. soldiers killed to date total 1,335. General Westmoreland sees long protracted conflict ahead. Wife of dead GI reads one of his letters. Wounded GI recalls his battle experience.

Nov. 27, 1965 - NEWS - Vietcong will release two prisoners who relate possible atrocities by U.S. soldiers on Vietcong in retaliation. Anti-Vietnam and Pro Vietnam protestors comment. Comments from draftees, and other SDS student war protesters.

Nov. 27, 1965 - WORLD THIS WEEK - Anti-Vietnam protesters in Washington D.C. Heavy casualties in La Drang Valley. Wife of dead GI Comments on statements by wounded GI's. Norman Thomas speaks out against the LBJ war.

Nov. 27, 1965 - "SPEAK OUT" - Anti-Draft Youth Speak Out.

Nov. 27, 1965 - PACIFICA RADIO (WBAI SOUND MONTAGE) - The sounds of Anti-Vietnam protestors in Washington D.C.

Nov. 28, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - 25,000 protesters protest the war at the White House. Speakers include, Dr. Benjamin Spock. President Johnson is distressed by activities in Vietnam. Sec. of State Dean Rusk comments on protests and peace attempts. Radio Peking comments. Ho Chi Minh, in letter to Dr. Pauling, urges that U.S. troops withdraw. Sec. McNamara comments on current fighting. General Westin relays Thanksgiving message to the troops.

Nov. 29, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting for Cronkite) - LBJ in Houston Texas hears Rev. Billy Graham sermonize support of President's Vietnam policy.

Nov. 30, 1965 - ABC NEWS with PETER JENNINGS - The United States will increase Vietnam Buildup. Comment by McNamara. Two GIs (former prisoners) campaign against the war. Survivors of La Drang Valley comment on the battle. Anti-War Protests in Washington D.C. Norman Thomas speaks.

Nov. 30, 1965 - CBS SPECIAL "BATTLE FOR LA DRANG VALLEY" with host Walter Cronkite. Reported by Morley Safer. Where we currently stand in Vietnam.

Dec. 5, 1965 - NEWS CLOSE-UP: "WAR AGAINST WAR." - Survey of anti-war protestors in the United States including group youth against Fascism and SDS.

Dec. 6, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Vietnam Report. Ho Chi Minh is interviewed. He demands U.S. withdrawal. Linus Pauling comments on Ho's letter to him with possible ceasefire. Former GI prisoners interviewed; they comment on treatment when held captive.

Dec. 19, 1965 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - No peace feelers from Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh says North Vietnam will fight five to ten years to drive the United States out of his country. President Johnson speaks about a Vietnam peace. Governor Scranton says that the U.S. has not been fully informed about what is going on in Vietnam.

Dec. 20, 1965 - NBC SPECIAL "VIETNAM: DECEMBER 1965" - Live Special with host Frank McGee, David Brinkley, Elie Abel, Chet Huntley, Garrick Utley, Sander Vanocur and others. Examination of the growing U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the escalation of protests at home. Included are interviews with US Ambassador, Henry Cabot Lodge, General William Westmoreland, and defense Secretary Robert McNamara. Reports of the effectiveness of ARVN troops and the stability of the Saigon government, and chances for negotiated peace. President Johnson's recent statements on the Vietnam War and U.S. involvement are heard.

Dec. 24, 1965 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - GI Christmas Party in Vietnam for children. Morley Safer comments on the war with an editorial on this Christmas Eve broadcast.

Dec. 24, 1965 - GARRICK UTLEY & HOWARD K. SMITH COMMENTARY - The future of the Vietnam conflict is communicated.

Dec. 28, 1965 - "CHRISTMAS IN VIETNAM" A Special CBS Report on how American GIs in Vietnam spent Christmas Day…featuring interviews with servicemen on their feelings concerning the war and their participation in the war. Reporter: Charles Kuralt.




1966

Jan. 1, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - One hour expanded review of the year, 1965…Vietnam War, anti-war protests.

Jan. 1, 1966 - DOCUMENTARY: "SIT-IN" - Protesting Vietnam war at the University Of California Berkeley Campus.

Jan. 2, 1966 - "DANG XOIE: THE TOWN VIETCONG COULDN'T KILL." - SPECIAL Emmy Award ABC Documentary, narrated by Bill Buetel. First telecast in August 1965.

Jan. 2, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - U.S. seeks peace in Vietnam…seeking support from various European Capitals. Vice President Hubert Humphrey comments on President Lyndon Johnson's peace efforts.

Jan. 9, 1966 - FLAIR REPORT with Ted Koppel - Senator Wayne Morse comments on the current Vietnam War situation.

Jan. 16, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - LBJ's Vietnam's peace missions…comments from Rusk, Ford, Dirksen. Report from Vietnam. Yale Professor returns from North Vietnam.

Jan. 30, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Vietnam Report. Richard M. Nixon comments.

Jan. 30, 1966 - 20TH CENTURY with Walter Cronkite -"MAN OF THE MONTH: HO CHI MINH." - Profile of the North Vietnamese President. Participants include Dr. Bernard B. Fail, who interviewed Ho in 1962, British journalist, James Cameron, British historian and Vietnam expert, P.J. Honey and Robert Shapien, and former OSS officer Paul Heilliwell. CBS reporter is Alexander Kendrick.

Jan. 31, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - President Johnson resumes bombing in North Vietnam. Senator Morse, in debate on Vietnam…question to be put before the United Nations. Vietnam report on current fighting. Commentary by Eric Sevareid on the renewal of U.S. bombing North Vietnam. Mission pilots interviewed in Vietnam.

Feb. 5, 1966 - ABC SCOPE: VIETNAM REPORT: "THE WAR IN VIETNAM." The first of 97 consecutive weekly reports related to the Vietnam War. Howard K. Smith, moderator.

Feb. 5, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - U.S. resumes bombing in North Vietnam. Reactions by Senator Wayne Morse, Clark, Kennedy, McGovern, Harriman, LeMay, McNamara, and Long. President Johnson to go to Hawaii to meet with South Vietnamese General Ky, and with Westmoreland. Report on a search and destroy mission in Vietnam.

Feb. 5, 1966 - FRANK McGEE REPORT - Honolulu Summit. President Johnson to meet South Vietnamese General Ky.

Feb. 7, 1966 - "MARY MARTIN: HELLO DOLLY ROUND THE WORLD." Mary Martin narrates this Special Broadcast…a report on the State Department sponsored tour of HELLO DOLLY in Vietnam and other locations, bringing entertainment & creating morale for the troops in the Far East.

Feb. 8, 1966 - "COUNCILS OF WAR." CBS SPECIAL REPORT (unscheduled). Walter Cronkite anchors this one hour report with Roger Mudd and Eric Sevareid.

Feb. 8, 1966 - "VIETNAM, ONE YEAR OF ESCALATION." NBC Special Report on WNBC Radio with Winston Hall.

Feb. 8, 1966 - CBS SPECIAL REPORT FROM HAWAII - President Johnson's conference reporting on round table discussions between "Vietnam and U.S. Many journalists report the present status and nature of the war. Walter Cronkite, Bill Stout, Harry Reasoner, Marvin Kalb, Herbert Kaplow, Ray Shearer. President Johnson's speech regarding Vietnam peace attempts by the United States. Vice President Hubert Humphrey's speech.

Feb. 8, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - President Johnson is back in Los Angeles after three day peace conference in Honolulu.

Feb. 8, 1966 - NEWS - Goldwater comments on how the war in Vietnam is to be won. Allied troops clash with the Vietcong.

Feb. 17, 1966 - SENATE HEARINGS ON VIETNAM - reported on CBS Radio, with Neil Strauser.

Feb. 19, 1966 - ABC SCOPE: VIETNAM REPORT-"THE CHINESE PUZZLE." - Examines communist China's role in Vietnam. Moderator is Howard K. Smith.

Feb. 21, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) apologizes to the press for previous controversial remarks he made on U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

Feb. 24, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting).

Feb. 27, 1966 - VIETNAM DEBATE ON WBAI RADIO - Recorded in January 1966, moderator is Elizabeth Hardwick. Panelists include, Dwight MacDonald and Norman Mailer.

Feb. 27, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - LBJ in New York City for talks. Protestors in and outside of hotel. President Johnson answers critics. Anti-Vietnam protests loud and clear.

March 5, 1966 - WORLD THIS WEEK - Dan Rather comments on the Vietnam War and U.S. involvement.

March 5, 1966 - RADIO PEKING REPORT (via short wave radio pick-up).

March 6, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES with narrator Fred Foy recounting news of the past week. Capsulation of recorded ABC newscasts.

March 6, 1966 - RADIO PEKING REPORT

March 7, 1966 - ABC NEWS with PETER Jennings (Bob Young substituting).

March 7, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - First Anniversary of U.S. Marines involvement in the Vietnam War.

March 13, 1966 - "VIETNAM PERSPECTIVE: CHINA AND THE WAR." - Marvin Kalb hosts this WCBS Radio Special with Senator J. William Fulbright, chairman of Foreign Relations.

March 14, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

March 18, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

March 18, 1966 - RADIO PEKING REPORT

March 20, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES

March 23, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Roger Mudd substituting).

March 23, 1966 - ABC NEWS - Bill Moyers comments on "Issues & Answers" regarding Vietnam War. He states, "The winner will be the side with most will."

March 24, 1966 - WCBS TV NEWS with Tom Dunn - Anti-Vietnam protestors arrested during parade.

March 26, 1966 - WINS RADIO NEWS

April 1, 1966 - "VIETNAM: THE HOME FRONT." - Special NBC one hour report with Frank McGee. How the American people look at the Vietnam War. Included are discussions with private citizens, congress members critical of U.S. policy, anit-war demonstrations, and of a National Council of Churches meeting protesting the war. Also, a look at the draft, GI wives, the war's effect on the economy, and reactions of GIs dissenting and debating at home. Vice President Hubert Humphrey comments. He states, "…the U.S. will not withdraw, and we will persevere until there are free elections in South Vietnam."

April 4, 1966 - NEWS - South Vietnam mob demonstrate against the Nguyen Cao Ky government supported by Buddhists and students.

April 5, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Severe mob demonstrations against military government of General Ky. Commentary by Eric Sevareid and Charles Collingwood.

April 6, 1966 - "VOICES FROM THE RIGHT" - Special Broadcast on right wing forces, including John Birch Society and others cries out against current U.S. foreign and domestic policies.

April 7, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Revolt in Saigon.

April 7, 1966 - ABC NEWS with Peter Jennings (Bob Young substituting).

April 9, 1966 - "FIRING LINE with WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY." Premiere show ("Buckley Debates").

Buckley debates Socialist Norman Thomas on the subject of the Vietnam War.

April 10, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Violent demonstrations in South Vietnam. Anti-U.S. protests in Saigon and Da Nang.

April 13, 1966 - WCBS LATE NEWS with Tom Dunn - Vietcong in mortar attack at U.S. air base near Saigon…inflicts heavy damage to planes. Commentary from Eric Sevareid on Vietnam / U.S. possible change in current policy.

April 13, 1966 - CBS NEWS ROUND-UP - Morning news with Neil Strauser.

April 13, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Senator Robert Kennedy comments on North Vietnam bombings.

April 17, 1966 - ABC SCOPE: VIETNAM REPORT: "TOUR OF DUTY." Profile of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, the first unit to complete a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. Interviews with soldiers about to leave for the U.S. and with Brigade's commander, Brig. General Ellis W. Williamson. Howard K. Smith reports.

April 17, 1966 - "OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND." - Four wounded Vietnam GIs relate their experiences while serving in Vietnam.

April 19, 1966 - "Conversation with Hubert Humphrey." From the White House, a half hour conversation with Vice President Humphrey.

April 21, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE

April 25, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Eric Sevareid commentary on the futility of fighting in Vietnam.

May 5, 1966 - ABC SCOPE: VIETNAM REPORT: " THE YOUNG VETERANS." Personal view of the war as seen through the eyes of four veterans who survived it. Howard K. Smith reports.

May 20, 1966 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Alex Kendrick.

May 28, 1966 - ABC NEWS - Sam Jaffe reports from Vietnam.

May 29, 1966 - ABC SCOPE: VIETNAM REPORT: "INSIDE NORTH VIETNAM." - Focus on the defensive preparations being taken by the North Vietnamese government and interviews with President Ho Chi Minh, Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, Supreme Court President, Pham Van Bach, and with radio propaganda broadcaster, "Hanoi Hanna."

May 29, 1966 - ISSUES & ANSWERS - George Christopher and Ronald Reagan, candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of California, are guests…answer questions also related to Vietnam War.

May 29, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietnam Report.

May 29, 1966 - FLAIR REPORT with Ted Koppel - Report on self immolations by protesters.

May 29, 1966 - VIETNAM WEEKLY REPORT - U.S. suffers highest casualties in Vietnam. 920 servicemen killed, wounded or missing. Self immolation in protest against the Nguyen Cao KY government…urging LBJ to renounce the Nguyen Cao KY government. Students protest and send "blood letters."

July 17, 1966 - NEWS - North Vietnam urges re-mobilization and will not seek peace.

July 17, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietnam Report. Vietnam bombings and North Vietnam reaction.

July 19, 1966 - NBC's MARVIN KALB COMMENTING ON VIETNAM.

July 30, 1966 - ROBERT PIERPOINT analysis on President Johnson's frustration with Vietnam War.

July 30, 1966 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK - Bombers raid North Vietnam. U.S. flier rescued.

Aug. 1, 1966 - RADIO MOSCOW - Commentary regarding U.S. focus to expand war into North Vietnam.

Aug. 6, 1966 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK - 287,000 United States troops currently engaged in Vietnam.

Oct. 16, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES.

Oct. 16, 1966 - Issues and Answers - Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Howard K. Smith.

Oct. 30, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES.

Nov. 2, 1966 - ABC NEWS with Peter Jennings - LBJ home from trip to the Far East.

Nov. 3, 1966 - ABC NEWS with Peter Jennings.

Nov. 6, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES.

Nov. 8, 1966 - VIETNAM FILM REPORT BY DALE MINOR - Aired on WBAI Public Radio, Minor filmed report on conditions in Vietnam after spending six months there.

Nov. 10, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Roger Mudd substituting). Vietnam report. Editorial by Eric Sevareid.

Nov. 16, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Report on fighting in Vietnam. GIs comment in aftermath of battle. Ho Chi Minh thanks Soviet Union for aide.

Nov. 19, 1966 - VIETNAM FILM REPORT BY DALE MINOR - Additional report by Dale Minor on conditions in Vietnam. Broadcast on WBAI Public Radio.

Nov. 21, 1966 - SOUNDS FROM VIETNAM- CBS Radio Special with Alexander Kendrick.

Nov. 23, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

Nov. 27, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES.

Dec. 1, 1966 - THE BARRY FARBER SHOW - Debate on Vietnam with guests Donald Keys and William Rasher.

Dec. 4, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES.

Dec. 7, 1966 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting).

Dec. 8, 1966 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Troops hoping for Christmas two day truce. Maxwell Taylor, others.

Dec. 25, 1966 - CBS REVIEW OF 1966 with HARRY REASONER.

Dec. 25, 1966 - 1966: THE NEWS IN REVIEW - One hour Special aired on WNEW Radio with Alan Walden.




1967

Jan. 8, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - U.S. pilot shot down by migs over Vietnam. Interview with one of the pilots. U.S. Marines in Mekong Delta. Pilot discusses North Vietnam bombings.

Jan. 8, 1967 - "A NEW KIND OF WAR" - Special ABC TV broadcast with Howard K. Smith reporting.

Jan. 18, 1967 - BOB HOPE SPECIAL - From Vietnam, a variety special broadcast with Bob Hope, Delores Hope, Rev. Billy Graham, Anita Bryant, others.

Jan. 21, 1967 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Alexander Kendrick.

March 15, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Eric Sevareid commentary on President Lyndon Johnson's speech regarding his current Vietnam policy.

March 21, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - First survey of "People's Pole" regarding U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

March 21, 1967 - "VIETNAM PERSPECTIVE: THE JOHNSON HO CHI MIN LETTERS." - CBS TV Special Report. Roger Mudd, Charles Collingwood, Martin Agronsky, others.

April 14, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Morley Safer reports from Vietnam. Vietcong terrorize villages against South Vietnam government. Communists in London falsify U.S. actions in Vietnam.

April 23, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Dean Rusk says that the U.S. will not be defeated or withdraw from South Vietnam.

May 7, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - U.S. Marines in bitter battle take hills in North Vietnam from Vietcong. LBJ gives Congressional Medal of Honor to widow of Marine killed in Vietnam. Senators Ford and Dirksen and others commit to war in Vietnam.

May 15, 1967 - ABC REPORTS with Edward P. Morgan. Vietnam News.

May 18, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietnam War Report. Senators draft a proposal for Peace in Vietnam.

June 22, 1967 - "DISSENT OR TREASON?" - ABC TV Special- U.S. protestors against the Vietnam War.

June 30 - 1967 - NEWS - Vietnam Report o Vietcong rockets which hit U.S. air base.

July 2, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - New draft law enacted.

July 8, 1967 - WORLD THIS WEEK - McNamara in Vietnam. He states that the war is being won. Needs more troops (70,000 to 200,000) so not to lose initiative. U.S. casualties rising rapidly against determined enemy.

July 9, 1967 - "THE AMERICAN FIGHTING MAN IN VIETNAM." An NBC Radio Special Broadcast.

July 19, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - (Harry Reasoner substituting).

July 16, 1967 - FRANK McGee REPORTS - Report on the poor quality of South Vietnam fighting men who are deserting and the lack of support for men on the line. U.S. comment on the poor performance of ARVIN troops. Peace groups seek petition to end the war in Vietnam.

July 23, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietcong accurately mortar U.S. air base. Three fighter migs shot down…comment by the pilot.

July 24, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - (Harry Reasoner substituting) - Vietnam Report.

July 25, 1967 - "THE ANDERSON PLATOON." - CBS TV Documentary. First broadcast on July 4, 1967, this is a repeat airing, with French correspondent Pierre Schoendoerffer. The documentary focuses on a U.S. army platoon in Vietnam. Cameras follow a unit of the First Cavalry Division led by Captain Joseph B. Anderson, in combat, and during periods of off-duty.

July 26, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - 465,000 U.S. troops now in Vietnam. McNamara and General Westmoreland state that the United States is winning the war.

Sept. 29, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Eric Sevareid commentary on U.S. current position in Vietnam.

Sept. 29, 1967 - NEWS - President Johnson on the Vietnam War. He states that he wants peace, and to confer with Ho-Chi-Minh.

Oct. 2, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - South Vietnam election disrupted by opponents.

Oct. 8, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - United Nations pressures the United States to stop bombing North Vietnam. U.S. military urges LBJ to invade the North. 13,000 GIs killed in the Vietnam War thus far. South Vietnam assembly upholds recent elections. Newsmen "roughed up" in Saigon. Martha Raye returns to Vietnam to entertain the troops. Interview with North Vietnamese official in London.

Oct. 8, 1967 - "PERSPECTIVE FROM ABC NEWS." - Radio report regarding past weeks developments in Vietnam and other issues. From 1961 to date, there have been over 13,000 U.S. military deaths related to the Vietnam War.

Oct. 9, 1967 - NBC NEWS - Gabe Pressman reporting…Vietnam War protestors.

Oct. 11, 1967 - NEWS - McCormick supports President Johnson on his position regarding Vietnam. He attacks critics stating such anti-war criticism encourages the North Vietnamese. Senator Fulbright comments.

Oct. 14, 1967 - ABC SCOPE: VIETNAM REPORT: "EYEWITNESS NOTES FROM HANOI." - Harrison Salisbury of the New York Times and ABC's David Schoenbrun, discuss their views on North Vietnam based upon their visits to that country, and the controversy surrounding the possible peace feelers from Hanoi.

Oct. 15, 1967 - ISSUES & ANSWERS - Ronald Reagan discusses the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

Oct. 15, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietnam pressures for peace. U.S. draft dodgers flee to Canada.

Oct. 16, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - (Mike Wallace substituting) - Joan Baez arrested, protesting the war in Vietnam.

Oct. 17, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Vietcong ambush kills many GIs. To date, 705 U.S. planes lost in Vietnam War. Nationwide strikes protest against the war and the draft. Shouting women at induction center.

Oct. 21, 1967 - CBS & NBC RADIO NEWS - Anti-war demonstrations at the Pentagon.

Oct. 21, 1967 - FRANK McGee SATURDAY REPORT - Anti- Vietnam demonstration in Washington D.C.

Oct. 22, 1967 - FACE THE NATION - Guest, Dr. Benjamin Spock gives his views on President Johnson, expressing his disfavor with the U.S. and its involvement in Vietnam.

Oct.22, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Anti-war protesters and supporters of the Vietnam War voice their points of view.

Oct. 23, 1967 - CBS NEWS - Vice President Hubert Humphrey comments on protestors. Commentary by Eric Sevareid.

Oct. 23, 1967 - "VIETNAM: LISTEN." - First of five reports on protest of Vietnam War. Protests at Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Oct. 25, 1967 - "VIETNAM: LISTEN." - Part 2 of five part series of Vietnam protesters. Yale University student protesters.

Nov. 7, 1967 - "WHERE WE STAND IN VIETNAM." - Part Two - CBS TV second of two reports on the U.S. position in Southeast Asia. A look at South Vietnamese politics and the pacification programs and stabilization of the central government. Included are interviews with President Nguyen Van Thieu and his runner-up Truong Dinh Zau. Charles Collingwood reports.

Nov. 9, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - (Harry Reasoner substituting).

Nov. 10, 1967 - WCBS NEWS with Jim Jensen.

Nov. 10, 1967 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK - Harry Reasoner, Dan Rather, Ralph Penza report.

Nov. 17, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

Nov. 17, 1967 - BRAD CRANDALL SHOW - (MORT SAHL substituting). Sahl takes phone calls on this radio call-in show (WNBC) from listeners regarding the Vietnam War.

Nov. 17, 1967 - DEAN MEL NEWS (WNBC RADIO).

Nov. 17, 1967 - WASHINGTON THIS WEEK.

Nov. 17, 1967 - PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON NEWS CONFERENCE.

Nov. 19, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietnam Report

Nov. 20, 1967 - SUNDAY CBS NEWS with Harry Reasoner.

Nov. 20, 1967 - CBS EVENING REPORT with Jim Jensen.

Nov. 21, 1967 - WCBS NEWS with Joseph Benti.

Nov. 22, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Eric Sevareid commentary on President Johnson.

Nov. 24, 1967 - ABC NEWS WITH PETER JENNINGS.

Nov. 24, 1967 - "DAK-TO: THE HILLS OF HEROISM." - WNBC Radio Special narrated by Dean Mel. The sounds of battle, and voices of soldiers fighting at Dak-To.

Nov. 24, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Eric Sevareid, Morley Safer, Marvin Kalb.

Nov. 24, 1967 - NBC NEWS - CHET HUNTLEY - Vietnam Report.

Nov. 24, 1967 - CONVERSATIONS with PROF. ARNOLD TOYNBEE - PBS WNET Ch. 13 New York local series of broadcasts with historian Professor Toynbee, a stern critic of American policy in Vietnam.

Nov. 24, 1967 - WNBC NEWS with Dean Mel.

Nov. 25, 1967 - CBS RADIO NEWS with Reed Collins - Ho Chi Minh ill. Chris Borgen reports Hippie protest against the Vietnam War.

Nov. 26, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Sounds of the News this past week.

Nov. 26, 1967 - MEET THE PRESS - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey is questioned by panel…including issues related to the Vietnam War.

Dec. 1, 1967 - Dec. 1, 1967 - SAME MUD, SAME BLOOD - Special One hour report written and narrated by NBC news journalist, Frank McGee. - Mid-September to mid-October found newsman, Frank Mcgee in the northern region of South Vietnam with a platoon of the 101st Airborne. His assignment: Find out what the war is like for the Negro soldier? Is he accepted in the ranks, and does he make a good soldier? Platoon sergeant Larry B. Lewis was questioned on these subjects, as were his men. Their answers form the core of this documentary report.

Dec. 2, 1967 - WCBS NEWS with Jim Jensen - Chris Bergen, Ralph Penza report on Anti-Vietnam demonstrations.

Dec. 3, 1967 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara stepping down after 7 years. Reaction by Capital Hill. Report from Vietnam. 212 GI's killed last week.

Dec. 4, 1967 - "VIETNAM: THE OPPOSITION." - One hour report (recorded in October 1967), broadcast on WBAI Pacific Radio. Focus is on Police brutality against protestors of the war. Round table discussion and interviews with critics of Vietnam U.S. involvement.

Dec. 4, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - President Johnson has an eleven percent jump in popularity polls.

Dec. 5, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Commentary by Eric Sevareid regarding U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

Dec. 5, 1967 - JIM JENSEN WCBS NEWS - Ralph Penza reports on Anti-Vietnam demonstrators at New York City draft center.

Dec. 6, 1967 - WCBS NEWS with Jim Jensen - Anti Vietnam demonstrators meet N.Y.C. longshoremen in a fray, who call them "communists." Comments from Senator Robert F. Kennedy, author, Arthur Miller, and Senator Ted Kennedy on domonstration, and violation of the law. Dean Rusk optimistic on peace. Vietcong massacre in Vietnam. Youth sets self on fire near the United Nations.

Dec. 6, 1967 - HUNTLEY BRINKLEY REPORT - Anti-Vietnam protest coverage.

Dec. 9, 1967 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Alexander Kendrick - Demonstrations by Anti-Vietnam crowds. Dr. Benjamin Spock speaks.

Dec. 10, 1967 - CBS SUNDAY NEWS with Harry Reasoner (Dan Rather substitutes).

Dec. 14, 1967 - CBS LATE REPORT with Tom Dunn.

Dec. 17, 1967 - DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW - "The Wild Wild Left," with representatives from the Natural Conference on New Politics.

Dec. 19, 1967 - President Lyndon B. Johnson News Conference on Vietnam - Special report from the White House. Correspondents pose questions. Dan Rather, Frank Reynolds, Ray Scherer.

Dec. 20, 1967 - CBS MIDDAY NEWS with Joseph Benti.

Dec. 22, 1967 - CBS LATE REPORT with Tom Dunn.

Dec. 24, 1967 - CBS SUNDAY NEWS with Harry Reasoner - Vietnam Report. Dan Rather report on LBJ.

Dec. 26, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Reports from Marvin Kalb, John Lawrence, Mike Wallace, others. Stories include Vietnam refugees, General Westmoreland sees great progress made in the war. South Vietnam peasants complain about lack of food. Nguyen Cao KY interview and comments over corruption. Romney Christmas in South Vietnam.

Dec. 26, 1967 - "VIETNAM: A CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE." (Part 2) documentary report on WBAI Public Radio. Originally broadcast, May, 2, 1967.

Dec. 27. 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Militant protestors create disturbances in Chicago.

Dec. 28, 1967 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - (excerpt).

Dec. 28, 1967 - "YEAR OUT, YEAR IN." - ABC TV Special reviewing events of 1967. Bill Lawrence, Frank Reynolds, Howard K. Smith, others.

Dec. 30, 1967 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK - Reed Collins substitutes.

Dec. 30, 1967 - ABC SCOPE: VIETNAM REPORT "VIETNAM OUTLOOK '68." ABC correspondents Lou Cioffi, Bill Brannigan, John Scali, George Weston, and Don North appraise U.S. Vietnam policy and look ahead to what may happen in Vietnam in 1968.




1968

Jan. 2, 1968 - CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENTS REPORT: AMERICA & THE WORLD - Major news events of 1967 are discussed focusing on America's global posture and its relation to the rest of the world. The Vietnam War is a major topic. Eric Sevareid hosts. Dan Rather, Winston Burdett, Charles Collingwood, Marvin Kalb, others.

Jan. 3, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Eric Sevareid commentary on current Vietnam War.

Jan. 3, 1968 - RADIO PEKING REPORT (short wave).

Jan. 3, 1968 - MERV GRIFFIN SHOW - Guest Dick Gregory enters his 210th day of fasting in protest against the war in Vietnam. Thus far he has reduced from 158 lbs. to 109 lbs.

Jan. 4, 1968 - THE LATE REPORT with Tom Dunn - Senator Jacob Javits, and Senator Robert F. Kennedy voice their current opinions regarding the war in Vietnam.

Jan. 6, 1968 - ISSUES AND ANSWERS - Guest is Senator Eugene McCarthy who is questioned by Bob Clark, Joseph C. Harsh and others.

Jan. 6, 1968 - ABC SCOPE: VIETNAM REPORT "THE M-16 WHAT WENT WRONG?" - The Final of 97 consecutive "Vietnam Reports" which began February 5, 1966. An in-depth look at the Army's controversial new rifle and its myriad deficiencies. Jules Bergman narrates.

Jan. 7, 1968 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Fred Foy narrates News Highlights of the past Week with actuality news reports, as they originally occurred.

Feb. 4, 1968 - NBC NEWS WEEKEND SPECIAL REPORT - NBC news correspondent Sidney Lezard hosts this half hour special report. Chief of intelligence of the U.S. High Command in Vietnam states flatly that the enemy is fully prepared to launch a second offensive throughout South Vietnam. 60,000 North Vietcong in Tet offensive and have now 65,000 more troops ready to go into battle. Wilson Hall, Howard Tuckner report. Re-cap of Tet Offensive attack by Vietcong at 2:54am. Friday, January 31st News conference is heard after attack by South Vietnam President Win Van Tu. Casualties amount to 15,000 Vietcong dead. 400 U.S. troops and 900 South Vietnamese soldiers killed. Hardest hit city has been Saigon. David Burrington reports from Saigon via Satellite. 20,000 persons driven from their homes in the past five days. More than 2,500 civilians killed here. Prices have jumped more than 100%. Parts of the city without water. Telephone circuits are down everywhere. The dead cannot be buried.

Feb. 8, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Eric Sevareid commentary on Robert F. Kennedy's current Vietnam policy. Walter Cronkite reports that he will be going to Vietnam for two weeks to judge for himself, up close, current circumstances in Vietnam.

Feb. 9, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Hughes Rudd. Vietnam Report.

Feb. 9, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - More mopping up operations in Saigon. Comments by GIs and Vietcong prisoners. General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, who shot Vietnamese officer in cold blood, hears journalist's comments.

Feb. 10, 1968 - WCBS RADIO NEWS - Commentary by Martin Agronsky on Vietnam policy and Eugene McCarthy.

Feb. 11, 1968 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES.

Feb. 14, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - Vietnam peace proposals. Raids against North Vietnam. Saigon report from Walter Cronkite.

Feb. 14, 1968 - ABC NEWS - Only certain occupations will now get deferments…not graduate students or other occupations. Jim Burns with students who state, "…could cripple the teaching profession."

Feb. 16, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - Dan Rather reports from Vietnam. 19 year old Marine killed in Vietnam. Parents refuse to have him buried in military cemetery. Eric Sevareid commentary. Draft deferments changed.

Feb. 17, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Hughes Rudd - Vietnam Vietcong aggression reported.

Feb. 17, 1968 - WCBS RADIO - Commentary by Marvin Agronsky on Vietnam policy.

Feb. 19, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - Walter Cronkite reports from Whey Vietnam. Marines comment on the war through songs and words.

Feb 20. 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - New draft requirements directed by Hershey. Mike Wallace reports. Graduate students object…now not automatically deferred.

Feb. 21, 1968 - CBS LATE REPORT with Tom Dunn - 18,239 United States troop deaths in Vietnam since 1961.

Feb. 21, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - Marines become stressed at Wue. Fulbright comments on the war. Eric Sevareid commentary. 543 GIs killed in Vietnam last week. 18,200 killed since 1961.

Feb. 23, 1968 - FRED DARWIN COMMENTS ON VIETNAM.

Feb. 24, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Martin Agronsky reporting from Vietnam.

Feb. 24, 1968 - RADIO PEKING (short wave radio) Report.

Feb. 25, 1968 - CBS SUNDAY NIGHT NEWS with Harry Reasoner.

Feb. 26, 1968 - ABC EVENING NEWS with Bob Young.

Feb. 26, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - Vietnam Report. Reasoner concludes the broadcast by stating, "Walter Cronkite returns from Vietnam and will be back with CBS Evening News tomorrow night."

Feb. 28, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

Feb. 28, 1968 - ABC EVENING NEWS with Bob Young.

Feb. 29, 1968 - NEWS.

Feb. 29, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Cronkite gives an editorial on Vietnam observations, and opinions.

Feb. 29, 1968 - JOE PYNE SHOW - Host, Joe Pyne argues with guest who is anti-Vietnam War, and wants to impeach President Johnson.

March 1, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

March 4, 1968 - NEWS with Dean Mel

March 4, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Walter Cronkite gives his fourth Vietnam evaluation report since returning from Vietnam. North Vietnamese strategy to end the war.

March 5, 1968 - ABC EVENING NEWS with Bob Young.

March 6, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

March 7, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

March 7, 1968 - NEWS - 3,200 GIs killed during first 9 weeks of 1968. Report from Mekong Delta. Comment from Rusk on dangers of deescalating the war in Vietnam. Senator Morse urges U.S. to withdraw from Vietnam.

March 8, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE.

March 8, 1968 - Fred Darwin commentary regarding the Vietnam War…WAR vs. EXPENDITURES.

March 10, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS with Walter Cronkite.

March 12, 1968 - SENATE COMMITTEE ON VIETNAM WAR - NBC RADIO. Two hour broadcast. Russ Ward.

March 14, 1968 - NEWS with Fred Darwin - More than 20,000 killed in Vietnam War.

March 14, 1968 - HUNTLEY BRINKLEY REPORT - Defector returns to the United States. Chet Huntley, David Brinkley.

March 16, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK - Vietnam report. Almost 20,000 GIs killed in Vietnam since 1961.

March 17, 1968 - WEEKEND REPORT.

March 17, 1968 - MEET THE PRESS - Robert F. Kennedy is questioned by Sander Vanocur, Tom Wicker, Robert Novak.

March 17, 1968 - PUBLIC HEARING - Moderator, Jerome Wilson. Debate between city councilman Ed Koch and attorney Louis Nizer. Among the topics, the Vietnam War crisis, and what to do about it.

March 18, 1968 - ABC TV NEWS - Robert F. Kennedy in dispute with President Johnson on commission's proposals to end the Vietnam War. Over 3,400 planes lost in Vietnam. In London continued protests against the U.S. policy in Vietnam.

March 18, 1968 - CBS MORNING NEWS with Joseph Benti - South Vietnam attacks.

March 18, 1968 - ABC NEWS - Vietnam Report. To date more planes lost than in Korea conflict. Vanessa Redgrave expresses her opinion on the Vietnam War. Student demonstrations, in London, against the war.

March 18, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - President Johnson Vietnam speech, who states, "Complete The Job At Home." Mike Wallace reports that 679 enemy troops were killed last week. Jeff Graulnik reports from Vietnam. Morley Safer reports the protests and riots in London, UK.

March 19, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Vietnam War policy.

March 20, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - Steve Rowan Vietnam report. Jeff Graulnick reports on new weapons. Report on draft dodgers.

March 20, 1968 - NEWS - General Sharp comments sharply against present U.S. policy in Vietnam. Heavy Vietnam casualties. U.S. deserters, and draft dodgers.

March 21, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (Harry Reasoner substituting) - President Lyndon B. Johnson's press conference. New offensives in Saigon. 336 U.S. servicemen killed in a month and a half since the Tet offensive. South Vietnam increases their army numbers. Dan Rather reports on President Johnson and his persistence in keeping with "Peace With Honor in Vietnam" pledge. Joan Baez to be married to draft resistor.

March 22, 1968 - ABC NEWS with Bob YOUNG & FRANK REYNOLDS - Robert F. Kennedy makes college appearance. Takes questions regarding Vietnam. He states that this is their war and they will have to win it for themselves. Bob Clark reports. Report on homeless Vietnam children. Betty Mull, secretary to Senator Jacob Javits works in Saigon orphanage four times a year.

March 22, 1968 - NEWS - General Westmoreland will leave post in Vietnam to become Chief of Staff of Army on July 2nd. Senator Robert F. Kennedy delivers a speech which attacks President Lyndon B. Johnson, on U.S. policy in Vietnam.

March 22, 1968 - WOR NEWS - General Westmoreland will become General Chief of Staff.

March 23, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK.

MARCH 24, 1968 - RADIO PEKING (short wave radio) - Commentary on U.S. attacks in Vietnam…called "imperialists," and the United States will face defeat.

March 24, 1968 - NORTH VIETNAM SHORT WAVE RADIO - North Vietnam patriotic song. The voice of Vietnam.

March 25, 1968 - ABC RADIO NEWS - 5000 students support U.S. Vietnam presence…state the war is legal regardless of the fact that no act of war has been declared. Vietnam update report.

March 27, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Report from Vietnam. Bert Quinn reporting. Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite.

March 27, 1968 - TOWN HALL MEETING (WBAI PUBLIC RADIO) - Draft resistance rally held on January 14, 1968. Speakers include Richard Goodwin, Michael Ferber, and David Ziverman.

March 27, 1968 - WALTER KIERNAN COMMENTARY - More than half the men drafted will be college students.

March 28, 1968 - ABC NEWS with Bob Young - U.S. Jet fighter plane falls into the hands of the enemy. Vice President Hubert Humphrey defends party Vietnam policy. States President Johnson is a great president.

March 28, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - F 111A Jet Fighter missing in Vietnam.

March 28, 1968 - WALTER KIERNAN COMMENTARY - Ho Chi Minh proposals are fruitless until U.S. stops bombing North Vietnam.

March 30, 1968 - WCBS NEWS with MIKE WALLACE (Radio) - President Johnson set to speak to the American people on TV tomorrow night.

March 30, 1968 - CBS NEWS RADIO 88 with Alan Jackson - 30,000 more men will be sent to Vietnam as stated by President Johnson in Tomorrow's speech to the nation. Former President Harry Truman says that President Johnson will definitely win election when he runs for a second term.

March 30, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Reed Collins - President Johnson's disdain for anyone who riots.

March 31, 1968 - THIS WEEK IN VIETNAM - Overview where we stand in Vietnam. Events this week. Comments from Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller, Eugene McCarthy, Richard Nixon, and George Wallace. President Johnson defends his stand on the war. In a few hours the President will speak to the nation on television. Dean Brayless, from NBC news, reports.

March 31, 1968 - PBL REPORT (WNDT Channel 13 New York) - Host Edward P. Morgan predicts that President Johnson will come in third in the election. Interview with Eugene McCarthy.

March 31, 1968 - PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON'S SPEECH TO THE NATION - Peace through negotiations will reduce bombing North Vietnam. States, he will not run in the elections for another term as President of the United States. Comments from Sid Davis, Ray Scherer, Elie Abel, Herb Kaplow, Charles Quinn, Senator Henry Jackson, Dan Rather, Roger Mudd, Edwin Newman. Reports from "man in the street," and their comments/reactions.

March 31, 1968 - SUNDAY CBS NEWS with Harry Reasoner - Report on Johnson's refusal to run for a second term as President. Comments from Richard Nixon, and Congressman Joseph Pesnick.

March 31, 1968 - SPECIAL ANCHOR REPORT - Anchor, Edwin Newman and Eli Abel report on LBJ's decision not to run.

April 1, 1968 - LOU ADLER NEWS RADIO 88 (CBS) - President Johnson reflects on his speech last night. Bill Moyers, Robert F. Kennedy comment.

April 1, 1968 - "PEACE, POLITICS AND THE PRESIDENT" - One hour CBS Special Report on President Johnson's decision not to seek re-election, and on the prospects for peace in Vietnam. Walter Cronkite anchors. George Herman, Dan Rather. Extended interview with Richard Nixon. Comments from John Hughes, Bill Moyers, and Theodore White.

April 3, 1968 - NBC RADIO NEWS - Herb Kaplow Reports.

North Vietnamese agree to talks.

April 3, 1968 - ABC NEWS with Bob Young - George Watson reports from Vietnam.

April 3, 1968 - CBS RADIO NEWS SPECIAL: "Hanoi & Washington: The Road Ahead." - Host Reed Collins. Daniel Schorr, Robert Pierpoint, Marvin Kalb.

April 3, 1968 - "VIETNAM REPORT: POSSIBILITIES FOR PEACE." - ABC TV SPECIAL. Bob Young reports on the conditions for peace talks set by Hanoi, earlier in the day.

April 3, 1968 - "THE FIRST STEPS: NEW MOVES IN VIETNAM." - Special NBC news report with Edwin Newman…delaying THE TONIGHT SHOW starring Johnny Carson.

April 5, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Most of the broadcast is devoted to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. However, one update on Vietnam is reported by Bert Quint from Hanoi.

April 6, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Reed Collins - North Vietnam willing to talk terms with the United States.

April 7, 1968 - CBS NEWS - Peace talks with Vietnamese in Hanoi.

April 7, 1968 - WNBC RADIO NEWS - "Day of Hanoi and Tribute in New Jersey." Rally in East Harlem.

April 8, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Eric Sevareid commentary…"War & Peace" relationship to the Vietnam War.

April 11, 1968 - 11th HOUR NEWS with Jim Hartz - 24,500 reservists called up for duty…the first for the Vietnam War. More on the Hanoi and U.S. negotiations at current peace talks. 279 GI Americans killed last week, bringing the total killed since 1961 to 21,000.

April 13, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Reed Collins - Charles Collingwood, who is in Hanoi at the peace talks is interviewed by Collins.

April 15, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - President Johnson, in Hawaii. From North Vietnam, Charles Collingwood reports. Eric Sevareid on "UN Talks."…peace in Vietnam.

April 16, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Another updated report from Charles Collingwood in North Vietnam.

April 16, 1968 - CBS SPECIAL REPORT - "HANOI: A REPORT BY CHARLES COLLINGWOOD." Emmy Award nominated personal documentary report on the North Vietnam Capital. Produced and Reported by Charles Collingwood.

April 17, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Dean Rusk attempt to produce peace with Hanoi.

April 20, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK with Reed Collins - Richard Nixon asks President Johnson for a cease fire. Johnson asks the American people to consider a moratorium on criticism of United States and its policy related to the Vietnam War.

April 20, 1968 - NEWS RADIO 88 - Doctor Benjamin Spock Peace Rally.

April 22, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Don Webster reports from Vietnam. Eric Sevareid editorial on Clark Clifford's speech today regarding South Vietnam's army and how it will soon be able to "take over for themselves."…or will it? And thus escalate the war even more.

April 24, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Don Webster reports from North Vietnam.

April 26, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Don Webster reports from North Vietnam.

April 29, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - An updated report from Vietnam.

May 1, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - President Johnson's proposal for Peace Talks on an Indonesian Ship. South Vietnam President, Thieu, is interviewed. 700 enemy troops killed. 43 U.S. troops killed this past week. Dan Rather, Bernard Kalb report. Rockefeller states his position on Vietnam U.S. policy. Morton Dean reports. More protests at Columbia University. Robert Schakne reports. Daniel Shore reports on "Poor Peoples March." Dr. Ralph Abernathy proclaims protest against the war in Vietnam…protest march to begin in two weeks.

May 2, 1968 - CBS NEWS with Tom Dunn - North Vietnam attacks…four day battle…1,200 enemy dead.

May 3, 1968 - CBS SPECIAL REPORT with Dan Rather - Press Conference with President Johnson regarding Vietnam Peace talks to take place May 10th in Paris France.

May 3, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Peace talks in Paris. Dan Rather reports on President Johnson's visit with former President Harry Truman in Missouri. Eric Sevareid commentary on Paris Peace Talks.

May 3, 1968 - "WE WON'T GO." - NBC Documentary one hour Special. George Page Reports. As of this date 700 draft resistors are in U.S. prisons. 4000 to 6000 avoid the draft by going to Canada.

MAY 6, 1968 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE - Upcoming Peace talks in Paris. Paris demonstrations. North Vietnam assaults near Saigon. George Stevenson reports. Newsman killed by South Vietnamese.

May 11, 1968 - THE WORLD THIS WEEK - Paris Peace talks begin. President KY comments. Saigon fighting continues.

MAY 12, 1968 - VOICES IN THE HEADLINES - Vietcong execute four newsmen in Saigon.

May 13, 1968 - NEWS with Walter Kiernan - Kiernan commentary on Peace talks in Paris.

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MAY 27, 1968 - ABC NEWS - Report on unproductive and propaganda laden "Peace Talks." Comment from Ambassador Harriman.

May 27, 1968 - JAMES KILPATRICK COMMENTARY ON "STUDENT REVOLUTIONS."







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