Press: Live, From Viet Nam . . .

Television presents a fuzzy anniversary picture

Anyone who switched on television last week could not dodge the images, old and new, of Viet Nam: U.S. helicopters retreating from Saigon ten years ago, gaily garbed celebrators parading through the streets of that city, now named after Ho Chi Minh, on the tenth anniversary of the Communist victory. The screen poured forth pictures of life in Viet Nam today: peasants toiling in paddies, cyclists pedaling along busy avenues, children smiling into the camera lens. Yet those scenes did not tell the full story; network correspondents were not allowed free access to "re-education camps," where thousands of Vietnamese remain imprisoned....

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