Reporting Vietnam

Tim Page, under fire with Martin Stuart Fox at la Drang. Photographed by Steve Northup. Ia Drang Valley, in the central highlands of VN, on March 30, 1966. The scene was a terribly battle between members of A Company, 1/12, 1st Cav. They were very badly out maned, and we came close to losing everybody. Martin and I were a reporter/photographer team for United Press international. Tim was working for Time-Life. The battle took place near the Chu Pong massif, a well known bad neighborhood. Northrup found them behind the log and offered them a sip of his flask, Cordon Bleu. Photographers huddled together behind a log. Courtesy Steve Northup.

Tim Page, under fire with Martin Stuart Fox at la Drang. Photographed by Steve Northup. Ia Drang Valley, in the central highlands of VN, on March 30, 1966. The scene was a terribly battle between members of A Company, 1/12, 1st Cav. They were very badly out maned, and we came close to losing everybody. Martin and I were a reporter/photographer team for United Press international. Tim was working for Time-Life. The battle took place near the Chu Pong massif, a well known bad neighborhood. Northrup found them behind the log and offered them a sip of his flask, Cordon Bleu.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington DC
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.