An examination of the how television news in the US has covered war from Vietnam to the present day.





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An examination of the how television news in the US has covered war from Vietnam to the present day.

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14 October 2005 (UK)  »

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Excellent doco, Interesting and so relevant today. People must see it
15 July 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As a journalism student i thought this documentary was scary as hell. What exactly do you do if your boss won't publish or broadcast your story today. I guess not work as a journalist. Featuring interviews with Peter Jennings and other high ranking US news anchors this documentary explains in great detail how perception and coverage of the wars in Iraq have changed since Vietnam. Aspects of modern journalism such as embedding, editing different contexts and international perspectives from the victims point of view are some of whats explained. Ironically it was Vietnam that showed the true horror of war, thanks to television, and today it is that very same medium that ensures we as viewers are ignorant to the reality of bombs, guns and death reigned down on often innocent families. Highly recommended viewing to any journalism student, journalist, news executive, producer or even bloggers. And if you don't know what the highway of death is, and further that the US government was almost charged with war crimes during the first gulf war, i would suggest watching this film.

Not surprised at all that this director has only made this one film actually, terribly sad.

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