The following video presents Documentary Video: The Napalm Girl:
40 years ago we met The Napalm Girl. The iconic photo woke the world up to the brutal reality of collateral damage. We traveled to Vietnam-to the very spot where history was made-to produce The Power of a Picture for ABC7, Los Angeles.
All the key players were interviewed…the little girl-Kim Phuc, the photographer-Nick Ut, the reporter-Christopher Wain, Vietnam vets…we’re extremely proud of this news-doc. Four decades later, the photo and the girl are as powerful as ever.
Here’s the first part of the critically-acclaimed TV special. Winner of the 2013 Edward R Murrow Award.
Witness: The Power of a Picture
Originally aired 6/2/12 on ABC7, Los Angeles
Produced by David Ono & Jeff MacIntyre
Camera & Editor: Jeff MacIntyre
“Reporting Vietnam” Exhibit
On Display May 22, 2015 Through Sept. 12, 2016 | Level 6
Kids’ Admission: FREE from July 1 to Sept. 7, 2015: for Visitors Age 18 and Younger – Up to four kids visit for FREE with each paid adult or senior admission, or Press Pass membership.
Newseum (check in at the Sixth Street entrance)
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20001
Watch Live on May 21, 2015 @ 7 pm:
- To mark the opening of the new exhibit “Reporting Vietnam,” the Newseum presents a special invitation-only program featuring four veteran journalists who will share their memories of reporting the Vietnam War.
- Please click here for more info about this Eyewitness to History event on May 21.
On Friday, May 22, the Newseum will open “Reporting Vietnam,” a provocative new exhibit that marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, America’s first televised war. The exhibit explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation. It will be on display through Sept. 12, 2016….
More than 90 compelling artifacts, historic newspapers and magazines will take visitors back to experience a time when America was at war and young people were rejecting the conservative values of their parents.
Key Highlights of the Exhibit
- Powerful photos include more than 100 dramatic images, memorable Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs that “have come to symbolize the struggle both in Vietnam and at home.”
- Interactive kiosks in the exhibit showcase interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers who took some of the most iconic images of the war,
- News footage.
- Evocative music.
The memorable protest songs that provided the soundtrack for a generation. “Vietnam Music Monday” Series:
- Each Monday, Newseum features a song from the Vietnam era that’s part of the upcoming “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit.
- Set to a soundtrack of protest songs, the exhibit opens with an exploration of the culture clash that emerged in the 1960s as seen through mainstream and counterculture publications of the day.
- “Reporting Vietnam” challenges perceptions that linger 50 years after U.S. troops arrived in Vietnam, and poses the question “Did the press lose the war?”
- Newseum’s Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater will feature an original documentary chronicling the war’s most pivotal moments.
- Two other original films explore the protest movement at home and how television forever changed the way Americans receive news from the battlefield.
- The Newseum education department will supplement the exhibit with resources on-site, online and in the community.
- Classes and gallery exploration guides will examine many of the exhibit’s themes, including how the media influence public opinion, media ethics and the challenges of reporting during a war.
- The Newseum will also present a series of public programs featuring journalists, the military and others discussing the coverage, impact and legacy of the Vietnam War.
The following video presents Woman in Iconic Vietnam War Photo Honoured 40 Years Later (CBC):
It was a chilling photograph that came to symbolize the horrors of the Vietnam War and, ultimately, helped end it.
It also saved the life of Kim Phuc, who was just nine years old on June 8, 1972, when her village was attacked by south Vietnamese planes.
Phuc, who lives near Toronto with her family, honoured those who saved her at a dinner Friday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic photograph. They include AP photographer Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut, who made the picture, as well as other journalists, doctors and nurses who helped her get help and who treated her injuries….