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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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Sam Waterston narrates writer/producer/director Thomas D. Herman's award-winning 2016 feature documentary debut, a clear and concise chronicle of the early days of American involvement in the Vietnam War. Read the article at yesweekly.com...

What is new and valuable in Dateline-Saigon is how Herman and crew have melded those old interviews with evocative still photography and news film and with primary-source material to create a narrative that tells this well-known story quite well. Read the review at vva.org...

Dateline-Saigon is arguably the best American documentary about the Vietnam War since Peter Davis’s 1974 Academy Award winning Hearts and Minds. Read the review at progressive.org...

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: youtube.com...

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. www.addisonindependent.com...

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 poynter.org...

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 salemfilmfest.com...

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 www.bostonglobe.com...

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