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A Note of Caution

Posted by: Norm on January 25, 19100 at 10:30:33:

In Reply to: 'Regret to Inform' -- AIRING TONIGHT! Jan. 24 posted by MDG on January 25, 19100 at 00:22:02:

: Lately we've been talking about Vietnam on this board, so in a fortunate coincidence, tonight on PBS (public television in the USA), they are showing "Regret to Inform," a documentary about the Vietnam War, and war in general. It's supposed to be fantastic. It airs in the Washington, DC area at 10 p.m. For more info, you can go to:

: www.regrettoinform.org

PBS (aka the Petroleum Broadcasting Service) almost never does anything right. The last Vietnam series I saw was around 1989 and it was remarkably candid about the evils of the French occupation, much less so about U.S. atrocities. It had a liberal bent to it, to be sure, but just enough of one to make you feel like America was a victim. That and the other myths about the war such as it was ended because middle -class kids started putting daisies in National Guardsmen's rifles.

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