Item Number: 992AU0716 (Record 92126)
Douglas Pike Collection: Audio / Moving Images
2 Track Stereo (7.5)
This audio file is a narration of the impact of television on the Vietnam War. The narrator does mention a film, but it is an unedited version with some repetition. The primary discussion in this recording is a discussion of the news media, and its effect on the Vietnam War, and America perceptions, both the general public and also policy makers, including President Johnson. There is a narrator who gives a lot of background information about the news media and the contrasts between their reports and military reports, and also introduces commentary from other people. The narrator discusses the media's draw to make the news into drama and compares image and reality and the role media, especially television media plays in defining both. There is also a segment with several people commenting on the siege at Khe Sanh. The morale of the men is discussed and also memories of people who died. The recording ends with a general discussion of the Tet Offensive and the concept of victory and defeat within the context of Tet.
Narrative Material, No Date, Douglas Pike Collection: Audio / Moving Images, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 19 Jun. 2013. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=992AU0716>.