Press: Autopsy on a CBS Expose

The network is ambivalent in defense of a Viet Nam report

Virtually from the moment it was broadcast on Jan. 23, the CBS documentary The Uncounted Enemy: A Viet Nam Deception came under attack. The prime-time program, which featured a memorable heated interview between CBS News Correspondent Mike Wallace and retired U.S. Army General William Westmoreland, had as a central thesis the charge that in 1967 Westmoreland led a top-level military conspiracy to sustain public support for the war in Viet Nam by giving the White House gross underestimates of the size of enemy forces. Three days after the show was aired,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!