War reporting, then and now
Broadcast: Midday, 03/30/2006, 12:06 p.m.
A panel discussion from a March 11 forum on the Vietnam War held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
- Brian Williams: Anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News. Williams moderated the discussion.
- Dan Rather: Former anchor and managing editor of CBS News, who was a war correspondent for CBS in the 1960s.
- Steve Bell: ABC News war correspondent during the early 1970s.
- Frances Fitzgerald: Author of the 1972 book "Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam," which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
- John Burns: Baghdad bureau chief for the New York Times. Burns was not officially part of the panel, but he was invited up out of the audience to share his assessment of the war in Iraq.