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Vietnam: Hawks-eye View - Night Call
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Length: 59:07 minutes:seconds
F. Edward Hebert, (Guest)
Program 3 of 5 on Vietnam - representing the "hawk's-eye" view. Congressman F. Edward Hebert (Felix Edward Hebert, 1901-1979,) represented the New Orleans-based 1st Congressional District as a Democrat from 1941 until his retirement in 1977. At the time of this program, he served on the House Armed Services Committee. He disagreed with the way the war was being conducted, and thought it should be fought fully and fought to win. He feels demonstrations against the war are treasonous and are communist-instigated, and that Stokely Carmichael and Martin Luther King, Jr. should have been prosecuted for speaking out against the war. Hebert felt TV news was one of America's greatest enemies, and that all newspapers were liberal. Callers were interested in why the war costs so much, how many American had been injured, whether we had too few troops, if the Reserves are not prepared, if we're getting accurate information on battle results, what we want to accomplish in Vietnam, and the possibility of a volunteer Army.
Topics: Politics; Radio program; Vietnam
ID: NC0042