Sunday, August 24, 2014

AFVN Censorship: As Told in Vietnam Magazine

The only known photo of me anchoring the news in Saigon (1969).
This is the contemporary version of what happened at AFVN in the late '60s: heavy news management, bordering on censorship. It is the story of a band of newsmen who fought for a free and open media and ended up with a congressional investigation. It was unvarnished dissent inside the U.S. military and blew up in a daring on-the-air protest like none in history. This story was printed in Vietnam Magazine in the December 2013 issue.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Look Back: The making of "Good Morning Vietnam"

In 1987, Thailand was a favorite place for filming Vietnam War movies. Robin Williams took time out for this picture, on the set of "Good Morning Vietnam," on the outskirts of Bangkok. This link is to a wide ranging story I did for Asia Magazine, in which I interviewed a number of Hollywood stars during visits to two movie sets.