The 51st State
The topics of this episode are the recent peace accord and cease fire in Vietnam. Selwyn Raab follows up on the cast of George Whitmore Jr., a man accused of murder and attempted rape. John Parsons interviews Nixon supporters from a bowling alley in Eastchester, NY about their feelings regarding the news of the peace accord in Vietnam. Jeff Kamen reports from Saint Patrick's Cathedral and interviews churchgoers. Patrick Watson talks with Oriana Fallaci about her views on the recent accord. Richard Kotuk reports from Times Square, interviewing passers-by. Watson also speaks with scholar Robert Jay Lifton about the psychological effect of Vietnam on the veteran soldiers and the country. Al Levin speaks with Leonard Silk about the economic effect of the cease fire on the US economy. A roundtable with all featured guests follows, with Patrick Watson as the facilitator.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Lifton, Robert Jay
Jansen, Gail (Associate Producer)
Kotuk, Richard (Reporter)
Levin, Al (Reporter)
Parsons, John (Reporter)
Raab, Selwyn (Reporter)
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