Public Tv: Custom-Tailored

When they heard that the National Educational Television channels were going to run a 49-minute excerpt of a documentary filmed in North Viet Nam, 33 U.S. Congressmen signed a letter accusing NET of "acting as a conduit of enemy propaganda." It was precipitate on two counts: 1) they had not seen the film, and 2) if they had, they would lave realized that there was no cause for alarm. Northth Viet Nam: A Personal Report, filmed by British Journalist Felix Greene, was so transparently tailored that only a twelve-year-old would buy its presumed authenticity.

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