Series
Chicago Tonight
Episode Number
No. 6170
Episode
Lam Tom and the Vietnamese Community
Producing Organization
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-v97zk56v1p
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Description
Episode Description
This episode deals with the controversy surrounding the documentary Vietnam: A Chicagoan Goes Home. This documentary follows the journey of Lam Ton who fled Vietnam during political strife but returns to his homeland to see his family talk with important political leaders. The film's release upset many Vietnamese Americans who felt that Lam was conspiring with the Vietnamese government. The episode features four panelists: Lam Ton himself, medical doctor Tran Xuan Ninh, producer Leonard Aronson, and director of the Vietnamese Association of Illinois Ngoan Lee.
Episode Description
This item is part of the Vietnamese Americans section of the AAPI special collection.
Series Description
"For many Chicagoans, 'Chicago Tonight' with John Callaway is the second half of the news. It's where they turn, four nights a week, to learn the whole story or to find what the city's leaders and thinkers, and the people involved with the story, think about the issues and events in the news. "Since the election of Harold Washington, Chicago has been struggling with questions about race relations. As the questions have been debated they have expanded from black/white relations to relations between the races. "The service 'Chicago Tonight' gives the city is exemplified by these three programs which address different aspects of race in Chicago. The first program is a general discussion of racial politics in Chicago. The second is a look at a fight between leaders of the Vietnamese community which provides a rare look into that world. Callaway uses his forum to examine and perhaps defuse a rift between Blacks and Arabs on Chicago's West Side in the third program."--1989 Peabody Number entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:28:43.289
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Credits
Producing Organization: WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Citations
Chicago: “Chicago Tonight; No. 6170; Lam Tom and the Vietnamese Community,” 1989, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-v97zk56v1p.
MLA: “Chicago Tonight; No. 6170; Lam Tom and the Vietnamese Community.” 1989. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-v97zk56v1p>.
APA: Chicago Tonight; No. 6170; Lam Tom and the Vietnamese Community. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-v97zk56v1p