Press: Televised War

A Viet Nam rebuttal for PBS

The battle over how to interpret the Viet Nam War seems to be almost as intractable as the conflict itself. Last year PBS aired a 13-hour series, Viet Nam: A Television History. Despite wide critical praise, the series was at tacked by some conservatives who thought it indulged the Communist side.

The National Endowment for the Humanities, which provided $1.3 million to the $4.6 million series, received 300 letters alleging distortion. So when Accuracy in Media, a group dedicated to liberal bias, suggested a rebuttal show, NEH Chairman William Bennett awarded a start-up...

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