35 Years After Vietnam War: The Path Back Home

BY Larisa Epatko  April 27, 2010 at 3:27 PM EDT

NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro recently reported from Vietnam on the stories of several Vietnamese-Americans, who returned to their country of birth, and what they found once they got there:

  • Software entrepreneur Victor Luu was welcomed with tax breaks to move his California-based business to Vietnam;
  • Nguyen Qui Duc, a journalist, encountered suspicion from authorities upon his return. He later opened a bar in Hanoi, which serves as a venue for music and book readings;
  • And Diep Vuong started a foundation to educate women to make them less vulnerable to the sex trade in Southeast Asia.

Lazaro describes more of the profiles in his report — airing Tuesday on the NewsHour — in this conversation with Hari Sreenivasan:

Update: You can watch Lazaro’s full report from Vietnam here.