Dateline-Saigon is a powerful, haunting documentary about 5 journalists reporting the truth about the Vietnam War
Dateline-Saigon, documentary, Vietnam War, reporting, reporters, journalism, Thomas D. Herman, David Halberstam, Malcolm Browne, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett, Horst Faas, John F. Kennedy, President Kennedy, New York Times, Associated Press, United Press International
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Although “Dateline-Saigon” tells a seven-decade old story, the issue of journalistic transparency is as vital and urgent and dangerous as ever. “Dateline-Saigon” is rich in character and story. Read the review at

On-stage conversation featuring director Tom Herman and special guests Le Lieu Browne ( Malcolm Browne’s widow) and Thomas Vallely, (Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Senior Advisor to Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War) following the screening of Dateline: Saigon. hosted by Jay Craven. Watch the video:

Tom Herman, Director of "Dateline-Saigon," a documentary film about five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists' groundbreaking reporting during the early years of the Vietnam War. Herman attended the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival last weekend.

What would Halberstam have done? It’s a question White House reporters would be wise to ask themselves today. The answer is simple in concept but hard in practice, and often dangerous: Speak truth to power. Read the article at

— Gay Talese, author and journalist

When creating this film, I felt a responsibility to all five journalists to tell the story as truthfully as I could. These men risked their lives to report the facts so I do feel a responsibility to gather all of the evidence. Read the interview at

— Don North, former ABC correspondent and a senior producer of the award-winning documentary, “The Ten Thousand Day War”

— Stephen Kinzer award-winning author of The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War; former New York Times and Boston Globe correspondent

— Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University

Maybe there’s hope for journalism yet. Thomas Herman’s new documentary, “Dateline-Saigon,”, takes a look at controversial, groundbreaking coverage of the first phase of the Vietnam War, from 1961 to 1964. Read the interview at