Foreign Correspondents: The Saigon Story

Some day there will be novels about that hardy band of U.S. correspondents covering the war in Viet Nam in 1963. Presumably, being fiction, they will make everything clear and have everything come out right. But today, telling the truth about the Saigon press corps is a difficult job.

There is a story there, and it is currently the biggest intramural story in U.S. journalism—the most argued-about and debated press story since the hue and cry over "managed news" last year.

Personally, the correspondents are serious, somewhat on the young side, energetic, ambitious,...

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