Series
At Issue
Episode Number
3
Episode
The Press and Mrs. Nhu
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-4m91834x43
NOLA Code
AISS
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Description
This episode presents an inside view of the coverage by newspapers and television of Vietnams controversial Mrs. Nhu. Editors and network news directors talk of why they played the story the way they did. Louis Lyons, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, will host AT ISSUE: THE PRESS AND MRS. NHU. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
30 minute piece, produced by NET and initially distributed by NET in 1963.
Eight newsmen representing network news departments, newspapers, news magazines, and journalistic societies give an inside view of The Press and Mrs. Nhu on the latest edition of National Educational Televisions At Issue. Louis Lyons, curator or the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, is host for this examination of how much and what kind of coverage is appropriate for the unofficial visit of the Vietnamese political figure. Richard S. Salant, President, CBS News, gives his views on whether Mrs. Nhu successfully used Americas press for her own interests. His network had an interview with Mrs. Nhu scheduled, and then cancelled it. Other newsmen whose opinion are heard are Marquis Childs, syndicated columnist of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Harry Homewood, editorial writer of The Chicago Sun-Times; Beverly Deeps, Saigon Correspondent of Newsweek; Richard Wald, national editor of The New York Hearald Tribune; Herb Kamm, managing editor of The New York World Telegram and Sun; and Barrett McGurn, president of the Overseas Press Club. At Issue: The Press and Mrs. Nhu is the third in a weekly series of N.E.T. programs on issues in the newsthe only prime time news background program on network television each week. It is seen on the network of 77 affiliated non-commercial stations. Alvin Perlmutter is the producer. Interviews were filmed in New York, Chicago, and Washington and the program videotaped at the educational station in Boston, WGBH-TV. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
This week , AT ISSUE presents news experts from various media answering questions on what goes into determining each ones decision on the proper amount and kind of coverage Mrs. Ngo Dinh Nhus unofficial visit to this country. They are questioned on what they feel was the purpose of the Vietnamese leaders trip and whether the press helped or harmed her in achieving that purpose. The host is Louis Lyons, Curator of the Neiman Fellowships, Harvard University, commentator for Bostons WGBH-TV. Guests include Richard S. Salant, President, CBS News and Barrett McGurn, President of the Overseas Press Club. Running Time: 29:05 (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
At Issue consists of 69 half-hour and hour-long episodes produced in 1963-1966 by NET, which were originally shot on videotape in black and white and color.
Broadcast
1963-10-21
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
News
Topics
News
Global Affairs
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Guest: McGurn, Barrett
Guest: Salant, Richard S.
Host: Lyons, Louis
Producer: Perlmutter, Alvin H.
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047522-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047522-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047522-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047522-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047522-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access

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Citations
Chicago: “At Issue; 3; The Press and Mrs. Nhu,” 1963-10-21, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 22, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-4m91834x43.
MLA: “At Issue; 3; The Press and Mrs. Nhu.” 1963-10-21. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. May 22, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-4m91834x43>.
APA: At Issue; 3; The Press and Mrs. Nhu. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-4m91834x43