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 Times’ David 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.
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