VIETNAM REVISITED Speech given by Don North at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY International Relations class taught by Prof. Ronald Spector, OCTOBER 16th, 2018 Wars are fought twice, once on the battlefield and later in the remembering. In that way, the Vietnam war, though it ended four decades ago continues as a battle of memory, history … Continue reading VIETNAM REVISITED
Click below to see Don North’s YouTube videos. Inappropriate Conduct promo A book trailer for Inappropriate Conduct: Mystery of a disgraced war correspondent. By Don North. Embassy in Crisis To commemorate the recent 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the United States Diplomacy Center hosted a panel of eye witnesses to take us back to … Continue reading Videos!
By Don North, Vietnam Correspondent for ABC News Texas Tech University, Vietnam Center & Archives 1968 and the Tet Offensive Conference Wars are fought twice, once on the battlefield and again in our memory. The continuing Vietnam War is a battle of memory, history and truth. And the stakes are still high. Honest reporting can … Continue reading HUE: A TV NEWS CHALLENGE. April 28, 2018
Fifty years ago April 4th, 1968 By Don North ABC News correspondent Don North left the violence of Vietnam on April 3rd, 1968 to arrive in Washington, gripped by the violent reaction to the assassination of Dr. Martin … Continue reading From Saigon to Washington: Chaos in the Streets
On January 31, 1968, Viet Cong forces attacked the U.S. Embassy in Saigon as part of the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. On the eve of the 50th anniversary, veteran war correspondent Don North takes us back to that momentous event. By Don North ABC News correspondent Don North covering the Vietnam … Continue reading Assault on the Embassy: The Tet Offensive Fifty Years Later
originally published May 29, 2016 Exclusive: Veterans Day, November 11th is often exploited by politicians glorifying war and armed services recruiting new soldiers, but it should be a time to reflect on the ugly reality of our past wars and the tragic valor of the combatants. By Don North It was known to local missionaries as “the Hill of … Continue reading Tragic Valor of Marines at Con Thien
October 12, 2016 Exclusive: The death of Hanoi Hannah, the radio voice urging U.S. G.I.’s to turn against the Vietnam War, brought back memories of another time when propaganda often trumped truth, writes veteran war correspondent Don North. By Don North Her name was Trinh Thi Ngo. She called herself Thu Houng – the fragrance of Autumn. We … Continue reading The Life and Death of Hanoi Hannah
Paul Morton in 1944, war correspondent in Italy for the Toronto Daily Star. “He was a bit more complex than most of us, I’d guess. By times he could be able, elegant, difficult, articulate and improbable. And being all those things he got caught up in a bizarre episode of the war. At a crossroads … Continue reading Remembering 72 Years Ago
Ghosts of Christmas Past Vietnam <– Please click to download video Ghosts of Christmas past…. Happiness is a front row seat in the mud at Bob Hopes Cu Ci, Vietnam show with Phyllis Diller.
One of Don North’s first exciting assignments in journalism was being an embedded journalist during the Vietnam War. Recently, he traveled back to Vietnam, celebrating the end of the war with fellow journalists. He found a country which suppressed free speech, but offers hope for a brighter future. Here is his report of the gathering, … Continue reading Vietnam Revisited