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Vietnam War "Flashbacks."

Journalist Morley Safer. His first book is "Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam" (published by Random House). In 1965 Safer went to Vietnam as CBS'S correspondent. His famous report of U.S. marines torching the Cam Ne hamlet in August 1965 angered the White House with threats to expose SAFER'S "Communist ties" unless CBS fired him. Safer went back to Vietnam in 1989 as a correspondent for 60 Minutes, and out of this trip came "Flashbacks," a look back at the war and an examination of Vietnam today.


Other segments from the episode on April 23, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 24, 1990: Interview with Morley Safer; Review of Jack Teagarden's album "That's a Serious Thing"; Interview with Bill Plympton; Review of Richard Fletcher's book …


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