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"Reporting America at War"

The NEH-funded film by Stephen Ives, Reporting America at War, explores the role of American journalists from San Juan Hill to the Persian Gulf in a three-hour documentary that tells the dramatic and often surprising stories of the reporters who wrote the news from the battlefield.

The Vietnam War Lesson Guide

Theme 3: Leadership and Decision Making

Theme Overview

Lessons will explore the different political, military and other motivations that influenced the decisions of five U.S. presidents and take a close-up look at American leadership and politics. What is good policy vs. good politics? How did American anti-communism influence policy makers regarding U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia?  Lessons will also examine the motivations that influenced decisions by North and South Vietnam leadership. Who were the main players on each side? What were the decisions they made and what factors influenced those decisions?

The Vietnam War Lesson Guide

Theme 4: Who Fought In the Vietnam War – All Sides

Theme Overview

The Vietnam War Lesson Guide

Theme 7: The War at Home—All Sides

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