Friday, April 26, 2013
Everyone could afford a maid at the Plaza Hotel. $10 a month got your room cleaned and clothes washed and ironed. That's my housekeeper. Three of us in my room (#434) provided $30 a month. I assume she did other rooms too, which would have provided her an above average income. Saigon, 1969. Fredericksen
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The newsroom of the American Forces Vietnam Network, Saigon, 1969. To the right of the photo is the doorway into the radio news booth. Hugh Morgan (left), is standing where the on-air newscaster would assemble and edit his next newscast. The cabinet of file drawers in the foreground is the slide files, where anchors would select slides to illustrate their stories for television newscasts. Behind Hugh are equipment racks where radio newscasts from the major networks would be recorded, and stories or actualities extracted for use on AFVN radio newscasts. This is the room where the censorship issue evolved in the late 60s, and exploded in 1970, when Bob Lawrence prepared his final newscast--the most audacious on-air protest in broadcast history. Memories, from the men who were there, will be shared in Vietnam Magazine, later in 2013.
|The radio news booth at AFVN Saigon. Newscaster/blogger Rick Fredericksen.|