Nguyen Chi Thien, a Vietnamese dissident poet who spent 27 years in communist prisons and was the acclaimed author of “Flowers of Hell,” died last week in California after a long bout of illness.
As the world looks to feed a growing population, fish are seen as one solution. But fish farms have a long history of disease, pollution and interfering with the surrounding ecosystem. Marketplace reporter Sam Eaton traveled to Vietnam to look at how large and small scale fish farms are competing to meet the growing demand. Continue reading
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger’s service and sacrifice were honored Tuesday with the Medal of Honor — decades after he was fatally wounded in a secret Vietnam War mission. The airman’s sons received his posthumous honor from President Obama at the White House. Continue reading
Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut’s leading Democratic candidate for the Senate, spoke out amid allegations that he lied about his military record in Vietnam. Judy Woodruff talks to a reporter with the Hartford Courant in Connecticut about the backlash from the Republican candidates he may face in November. Continue reading
This week marks 35 years since the end of the conflict in Vietnam. Throughout the week, we’ve talked to authors, a photographer who covered the war, and Vietnamese-Americans who recently returned to their country of birth. Continue reading
Thursday on the NewsHour, a book about war that has stood the test of time. Jeffrey Brown talks to Tim O’Brien about his landmark work, “The Things They Carried,” a piece of fiction based on the author’s experience serving in the Vietnam War.
Thirty-five years after the United States military pulled out of Vietnam, some Vietnamese-American entrepreneurs are returning to their homeland. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the growing business opportunities in the Vietnamese economy. Continue reading