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A New Life in the United States after "Thanh's War"

Vietnamesse-American Pham Thanh and American filmmaker Elizabeth Farnsworth. As a child, Thanh was seriously injured when the Americans bombed his village. He eventually was brought to America and raised by foster parents. Farnsworth has made a documentary about Thanh's life, and the legacy of the Vietnam war on that country's children. It's called "Thanh's War," and it's being shown this week on PBS.

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Other segments from the episode on April 15, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 15, 1991: Interview with Pham Thanh and Elizabeth Farnsworth; Interview with Steven Feld; Review of the television show "The 90s."

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