Dateline : Saigon

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Dateline: Saigon

usa president vietnam war foreign correspondent investigative journalism

Dateline : Saigon

Release Date: March 07, 2017

Year    :   2017
Slogan    :   «Lies, deception, and the dangerous search for truth»
Genres    :   Documentary, History
Production Companies    :   Northern Light Productions, Good Neighbor Productions
Director    :   Thomas D. Herman
Producers    :   Richard Chapman, Randel Cole, Bestor Cram, Thomas D. Herman, Amy Macd, Marianne Harris, Susan Grey
Writers    :   Thomas D. Herman
RunTime    :   96 mins.

How does a nation slip into war? Dateline-Saigon profiles the controversial reporting of five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists -The New York Times' David Halberstam, the Associated Press' Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and legendary photojournalist Horst Faas, and UPI's Neil Sheehan -- during the early years of the Vietnam War as President John F. Kennedy is secretly committing US troops to what is initially dismissed by some as 'a nice little war in a land of tigers and elephants.' 'When the government is telling the truth, reporters become a relatively unimportant conduit to what is happening,' Halberstam tells us. 'But when the government doesn't tell the truth, begins to twist the truth, hide the truth, then the journalist becomes involuntarily infinitely more important.'

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