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Ken Burns explained why John McCain wasn't interviewed for his 'The Vietnam War' documentary

John S. McCain III is escorted by Lt. Cmdr. Jay Coupe Jr., public relations officer, to Hanoi's Gia Lam Airport after the POW was releasedHorst Faas/AP/REX/Shutterstock As "The Vietnam War" reaches its halfway point Thursday night with Episode 5, "This Is What We Do," viewers will recognize a famil

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-22 13:42:32

Leukemia patient's perfect donor is in Vietnam but U.S. won't grant visa, family says

The family of a California grandmother says the government is standing in the way of her life-saving cancer treatment. Helen Huynh's doctors say she will die without a stem cell transplant, and while her sister in Vietnam is a perfect match, the U.S. Consulate there has refused to give her a tempora

CBS NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:39:18

Comics captured America's growing ambivalence toward the Vietnam War

A Panel from the Marvel Comics series 'The 'Nam.'Marvel Comics In America's imagination, the Vietnam War is not so much celebrated as it is assiduously contemplated. This inward-looking approach is reflected in films like "The Deer Hunter" and "Apocalypse Now," best-selling novels and popular mem

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-21 00:08:00

Vietnam Attempts to Greatly Reduce Dependence on Cash

The Vietnamese government has set aggressive targets for reducing the amount of cash used by people across the country. The goal is to reduce the amount of ready money changing hands. The government says it wants to cut the total number of cash transactions nationwide to just 10 percent by the year

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-09-21 22:00:19

How an economic theory helped mire the United States in Vietnam

Questions of how the U.S. got mired in the Vietnam War and whether it was ultimately winnable have fascinated historians for half a century - most recently in Ken Burns' new 18-hour documentary. A little-remembered aspect of the debacle is the important role played by a prominent economic historian

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-09-21 23:59:59

Burns and Novick's 'Vietnam' 6: Macabre, mostly

Best Defense war TV critic When I was serving in Vietnam on my second tour in 1970 and 1971, the Army advisory team I headed borrowed porn films nightly from a Navy patrol base on the river near our compound in Tay Ninh Province on the Cambodian border. After a couple of weeks, no one seemed intere

FOREIGN POLICY - 2017-09-22 14:54:36

Thursday’s best TV: Without Limits – Vietnam; Educating Greater Manchester

Cooking on gas ... Mary meets the locals in Without Limits: Vietnam. Photograph: BBC/John Livesey Ben Arnold, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Phil Harrison, Paul Howlett, Jack Seale, David Stubbs, Hannah Verdier, Jonathan Wright 8pm, BBC1 The concluding half of an agreeable doc following six Brits with disab

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-21 05:00:25

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed 'The Vietnam War' together. Why is only one of them famous?

There is a distinctive style to a Ken Burns documentary - the camera's smooth movement over black-and-white photographs, an interview subject whose eyes seem to be gazing beyond the camera into the past, the lilt of a fiddle or the blare of a trumpet. But no matter how famous an auteur gets - and Bu

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-21 11:43:12

Germany expels 2nd Vietnamese diplomat over 'kidnapping'

The German government is expelling a second Vietnamese diplomat suspected of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive. Trinh Xuan Thanh, accused in Vietnam of mismanagement at a subsidiary of national oil and gas company PetroVietnam, disappeared in

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-09-22 10:26:00

In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

When filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick began research for a 10-part PBS documentary on the Vietnam War, they thought they knew the material. After all, Burns was of draft age in 1970, though his draft number was too high for him to be called to serve. But as they began interviewing subjects and s

NPR - 2017-09-21 20:52:00

Traitors or patriots? Eight Vietnam POWs were charged with collaborating with the enemy.

MOSCOW, Idaho - The six young servicemen, fresh from the prison camps of North Vietnam, stood at attention, saluted and wept as their comrade was lowered into his grave that Monday in a Denver cemetery. Marine Corps Sgt. Abel Larry Kavanaugh, 24, had been like a brother to them and before he had fir

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Asia Coffee -Vietnamese farmers start early harvest, Indonesia muted at harvest-end

HANOI, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Coffee farmers in Vietnam have started early harvesting but trade is still muted in both Indonesia and Vietnam due to weak demand and low supply, traders said on Thursday. Vietnamese coffee growers have started an early harvest in the world's largest robusta producer and e

INVESTING.COM - 2017-09-21 12:24:18

ASIA RICE-Prices gain amid tight supply in India, Bangladesh demand

BENGALURU, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Rice prices rose in major Asian hubs this week, buoyed by a supply crunch in India, while demand prospects from flood-hit Bangladesh boosted rates elsewhere. India's 5 percent broken parboiled rice prices RI-INBKN5-P1 rose by $4 a tonne to the $417-$420 range, though o

INVESTING.COM - 2017-09-21 12:25:53

Emerging-Market Rally Is Just the Beginning, Top Investors Say

The two-year rally across emerging-market assets is just the beginning, according to some of the world's largest investors. Money managers at shops from Franklin Templeton to BlackRock Inc. are betting that developing-nation stocks and bonds will continue to appreciate in the months and years ahead

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-22 00:00:00

Rabbis lead Jewish heritage tour to Southeast Asia's synagogues

Observe the Shabbat and discover the Jewish history and traditions of Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam on a 15-day tour escorted by two rabbis. Highlights include dinner and services at Singapore's historic Magen Aboth Synagogue; Shabbat at Myanmar's Musmeah Synagogue, home to more than 120

LA TIMES - 2017-09-21 12:30:00

How Vietnam Killed the Great Society

President Lyndon Johnson surely felt a bitter sense of recognition when he opened The Washington Post on Aug. 1, 1967. There, on Page A12, appeared a political cartoon - the latest by the brilliant cartoonist Herbert Block, better known as Herblock. The sketch showed a beleaguered Johnson flanked by

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-23 00:30:25

The New Series on the Vietnam War, and the Mysteries of Historical Resonance

Here is how Klay ends, on the "lessons" of his service. Emphasis added: I volunteered, after all. All of us did. That's how we wage war now. A fraction serves, and a majority decides in hindsight which politician to blame it on.... You don't get to decide the broad course of history, only your role

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-09-20 00:27:25

Missing from Ken Burns' 'Vietnam': the patriotism and pride of those who fought

To understand Ken Burns' 18-hour Vietnam documentary, listen to the music. The haunting score tells you: This will be a tale of misery. And indeed, Burns and his co-author Geoffrey C. Ward conclude their script by writing, "The Vietnam War was a tragedy, immeasurable and irredeemable. But meaning ca

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-20 00:01:43

A Cancer Patient Found a Stem-Cell Donor, but the U.S. Hasn't Granted Her a Visa

A Southern California woman battling leukemia has been unable to obtain a stem cell transplant from her sister in Vietnam after the U.S. thrice denied her application for a visa, according to the woman's family. Helen Huynh, 61, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February and wa

NBC NEWS - 2017-09-20 19:46:00

Vietnam on the Reel-to-Reel

It was the spring of 1989, and I was teaching a course called "Vietnam and Literature" at Colby College in Maine. One of my students, Mark Wilson, brought in some things of his father's, including a Bronze Star he'd found buried in one of his dad's bottom drawers. "What did he get the Bronze Star fo

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:21:11