Vietnam (National Edition)
Original Airdate: 10/15/1975
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
Public Affairs: Current Events
Ford, Harold E.
Program looks at the African American soldier in United States history, with an emphasis on Vietnam War veterans via interviews, commentary, and performance. Host David Crippens introduces the following segments: the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, an interview with Vietnam veteran Al Gasden (who talks about racism in the United States Army), "Bookbeat," a "Spotlight" excerpt from PBS's production Willie Lobo, Manchild, "Political Note" with Tennessee Representative Harold E. Ford, "Information" on self-help agencies for veterans, a "Conversation" between two Vietnam veterans (one of which is Gasden), and "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the CIA and FBI.
Sheryl Bibbs (quickie)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant cameraman)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant editor)
Bill Benson (unit manager)
Hayes Burnett (music coordinator)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Henry Johnson (cameraman)
Vickie Jones (assistant producer-film)
Webster Lewis (music coordinator)
David Loerzel (assistant cameraman)
Sallie McGuire Nicholas (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
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