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Veteran Broadcaster Irv Chapman On What We Have Learned From Vietnam

October 24, 2019

Veteran Broadcaster Irv Chapman On What We Have Learned From Vietnam

With a broadcast journalism career spanning over 50 years, Irv Chapman has reported for Radio Press International and ABC News and now is with Bloomberg News. During his time with ABC, Irv was assigned to cover the Vietnam War. In this edition of Update-1, NPC Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Lincoln Smith talks to Irv about his time in Vietnam and how what he reported on might apply to a current conflict, such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. They also discuss the differences between the media coverage of Vietnam and that of current wars and whether the United States learned anything from the Vietnam War.

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