Student Query: Vietnam Veterans and the News Media

A high school student in the Netherlands, Vibeke Gootzen, is working on a thesis on the impact of the news media on the course of the Vietnam War. She will be continuing that field of study next year with an American Studies course at Nijmegen University.

She is interesting in hearing from Vietnam War veterans with feedback on questions such as:

Did you notice the presence of journalists, camera teams or photographers?

Did it influence you in your task?

Were the combat reports on TV and in newspapers accurate and did they reflect these like you experienced them?

Were you aware of the changes in public opinion in the U.S?

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