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Vietnam: The TV War
The TV War
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  October 23, 2016

The Gulf Of Tonkin incident leads to President Johnson ordering an attack on North Vietnamese boat bases. The Vietcong retaliate and in 1964 the war began. Operation Thunder follows in 1965, with three years of B52 raids, napalm and Agent Orange spraying. The Tet Offensive in 1968 starts to turn the tide in the Vietcong's direction, and anti-war demos back home intensify. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are both assassinated. My Lai massacre is exposed on TV. It has become a TV war fought on the nightly news for the first time. Everyone was involved and half a million troops were engaged.

The Gulf Of Tonkin incident leads to President Johnson ordering an attack on North Vietnamese boat bases. The Vietcong retaliate and in 1964 the war began. Operation Thunder follows in 1965, with three years of B52 raids, napalm and Agent Orange spraying. The Tet Offensive in 1968 starts to turn the tide in the Vietcong's direction, and anti-war demos back home intensify. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are both assassinated. My Lai massacre is exposed on TV. It has become a TV war fought on the nightly news for the first time. Everyone was involved and half a million troops were engaged.

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