The North Vietnamese surprise attack on dozens of military sites in South Vietnam, including the US embassy in Saigon, had a seismic impact on the US public. While a military failure for the North, it was a huge propaganda success. Attitudes in the US towards the war and toward President Lyndon Johnson were never the same.
Earth Day is today — a history that goes back some 43 years. It all started with an article in a newspaper, when Denis Hayes was inspired by the words of Sen. Gaylord Nelson. The two worked together to coordinate the first Earth Day, in 1970.
The TV anchor and star journalist was memorialized by an all-star cast of friends including Jimmy Buffett, former President Bill Clinton, and President Barack Obama. The Takeaway's guest host Lynn Sherr remembers her old friend and neighbor.
It's no kind of overstatement to say that CBS News legend Don Hewitt invented television news. To talk about the life and legacy of Don Hewitt, The Takeaway talks to New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and former CBS producer Jeff Gralnick.
Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92 on Friday night after a long bout with cerebrovascular disease. To help The Takeaway remember this television news legend is his former Executive Producer for the CBS Evening News, Sanford Socolow.
Walter Cronkite retired in 1982, but in his post-anchorman career, he became critical of the state of journalism today. Joining The Takeaway to talk about Cronkite's criticism of journalism is The New York Times Media Reporter, Brian Stelter.
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