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New on HBO: 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

October 30, 2013

There's little doubt that the most famous draft evader during the Vietnam War was the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali. When Ali received his draft notice in 1966, he claimed conscientious objector status…

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First 'Locked Up Abroad' Episode on Vietnam War POWs

April 16, 2013

  The first episode of the new series “Locked Up Abroad ” airs on Wednesday evening at 9:00 on the National Geographic Channel.  Titled “Vietnam POWs: McCain and Brace, " it looks at the bonds…

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Oliver Stone's 'Untold' U.S. History

November 12, 2012

Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States is the hyped-up title of a new, ten-part documentary series that begins tonight, Monday, November 12, on Showtime. In it, Stone---the often hyperbolic Hollywood director and screen…

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Gen. Clark Hosts NBC-TV Military Reality Show

August 14, 2012

Gen. Wesley Clark (the retired four-star, West Point Class of '66, Rhodes Scholar, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander)  earned his military spurs in Vietnam commanding a First Infantry Division Company in 1970---and being severely wounded…

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Marlantes on War on 'Moyers and Company'

August 1, 2012

Karl Marlantes---the former Marine and the author of the highly acclaimed Vietnam War novel, Matterhorn ---was the subject of the July 27 edition of the excellent PBS-TV  show "Moyers and Company."   Marlantes, who will…

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Brian Lamb Steps Down as C-SPAN Head

March 31, 2012

Yesterday, March 30, 2012, was the last day on the job as chief executive of C-SPAN for Brian Lamb, the man who founded the non-profit, non-partisan public TV network in 1978 and was its guiding…

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Pat Sajak on the NHL

January 6, 2012

There is an interesting interview with Pat Sajak  in The New York Times ' on line blog about his interest in the National Hockey League. Sajak, the popular host of Wheel of Fortune, is a…

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Vietnam in HD Doc Begins Tonight on the History Channel

November 8, 2011

Vietnam in HD   is the name of a three-part, six-hour documentary that begins tonight, Tuesday, November 8, at 9:00 Eastern time on the History Channel. Much of the in-country Vietnam War footage in the…

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My Vietnam, Your Iraq on PBS

May 6, 2011

The excellent documentary, My Vietnam, Your Iraq , which we reviewed a year ago , will be aired on many PBS stations around the nation around Memorial Day weekend, from May 28 to June 2.…

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Operation Babylift on "Searching For…" TV

April 18, 2011

Jennifer Nguyen Noone's personal story of Operation Babylift will be  featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show, "Searching For..." tonight, Monday, April 18, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Jennie Noone (above ) came to…

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