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"South Asia in Crisis"

Prospects of Mankind

VHS 60 min.


Program Number

Date Aired
December 1961

Program Guests: Jacob Javits, Republican senator from New York, member of the Senate Banking and Currency, Government Operations, and Labor and Public Welfare Committees; Vu Van Thai, Director General of the budget of the Ngo Dinh Diem government of South Vietnam for six years before his recent resignation, currently lecturing in the U. S.; Peggy Durdin, longtime Far East freelance correspondent for the New York Times; Leo Cherne, Chairman of the International Rescue Committee and Executive Director of the Research Institute of America who has spent much time in Vietnam. The program addresses the present situation in Vietnam, the need for reforms in the Ngo Dinh Diem government, the extent of U.S. military support, the consequences for the West of the new neutralism of Laos, and the importance of the entire area to the free world.

Recording Location
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

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