Center for Media at Risk: Dateline-Saigon Film Screening + Talk

Dateline-Saigon Film Screening + Talk with Producer/Director Thomas D. Herman
Date: 
16 Oct 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Annenberg, Room 109
Audience: 
University-Wide
Type: 
Film Screening + Talk with Producer/Director

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Lies, deceit, and the dangerous search for truth: Tom Herman’s critically-acclaimed and timely documentary Dateline-Saigon chronicles the controversial reporting of five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists – The New York TimesDavid Halberstam; The Associated Press’ Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan during the early years of the Vietnam War. With the reality on the ground vastly different from the official White House version, their courageous and critical reporting ushered in a modern era of journalism that sought to speak truth to power and hold government accountable. Fake news is a challenge faced not only by today’s reporters – and public – but is a challenge faced by all generations.


The film begins at 5:30pm in Room 109 followed by a talk/Q+A with Producer/Director Thomas D. Herman.

Reception to follow. Reserve your FREE tickets online today!


This event is co-sponsored by: 

Center for Media at Risk
Annenberg Public Policy Center
Penn Cinema and Media Studies



We are in unchartered waters. Political intimidation threatens media practitioners worldwide, and disinformation campaigns destabilize public trust. The Center for Media at Risk offers the chance to strategize in response to threatening political conditions. Knowing how media practitioners work under authoritarian regimes and circumstances of creeping authoritarianism can help free/defend/empower/protect/save the media.

The Center for Media at Risk is directed by Barbie Zelizer. Twitter: @ASCmediarisk 

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Disclaimer: 
This event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. We also video stream many of these video recordings through the Annenberg web site. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg School for Communication, at its discretion, may provide a copy of the photos/footage upon written request.