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"Lyndon Johnson and the Tragedy of Vietnam"


Course of Our Times, Series IV


VHS; U-Matic



Producer
WGBH-TV

Program Number
52

Date Aired
ca. 1971

Length
30 min.

Description
With the withdrawal of the French from Indo- China in 1954, the United States took over the responsibility to maintain the settlement that had created four autonomous units, North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. An intended plebiscite to determine the wishes of the population in the permanent settlement was not held, and the North Vietnamese, under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh and supported by Russia and China, invaded the South and a full-scale war was underway. The American commitment grew through the incumbencies of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, and ultimately became a quagmire which desperately divided the American people.

Recording Location
WGBH, Boston

Holdings
2 VHS copies [1 master copy and 1 use copy in Sachar Personal Papers, Box 23]
3 U-Matic copies [In Sachar Personal Papers, Box 29]