On Thursday, May 31, Hoover Library & Archives marked the opening of the exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam with a panel discussion about Vietnam War-era politics and journalism. Introduced by Hoover fellow Admiral James Ellis and moderated by Fred Turner of Stanford’s Department of Communications, the panel included author Mai Elliott and US Army veteran Phil Gioia, both of whom were featured in PBS’s recent documentary The Vietnam War, and Cynthia Copple, war correspondent with Overseas Weekly in South Vietnam during the war. We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam, runs through December 8, 2018, at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion. Exploring the interrelationships between art, journalism, and politics, the exhibition features photographs submitted to the Overseas Weekly’s Pacific edition–a military tabloid at once beloved by troops and reviled by the Pentagon for its controversial content. Watch the video of the recent panel on YouTube.
June 2018: Panel on the Vietnam War; Tokyo Trial Sketchbooks Acquired; The Story of Alexander Kerensky at Hoover