DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
555 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Through September 12, 2016
Did the press lose the Vietnam war? Marking the 50th anniversary of America’s first televised war, this exhibit explores how journalists brought news to a divided nation and how it fueled the resulting culture clash. Included in the exhibit are more than 100 dramatic images, including memorable Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs that have come to symbolize the struggle both in Vietnam and at home.
An interactive kiosk in the exhibit features interviews with Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers who took some of the most iconic images of the war. Another kiosk showcases the memorable protest songs that provided the soundtrack for a generation. As part of the exhibit, the museum’s Big Screen Theater features “Reporting Vietnam: Eyewitness to War,” a documentary of the press coverage in Vietnam with archival video, photographs, and interviews with journalists who were there.