The memorable broadcast from February 1968 which chronicled Walter Cronkite's visit to the front lines of Vietnam following the Tet Offensive.
The special ended with the now legendary personal commentary from Cronkite declaring that the war was unwinnable, and that the best option was to negotiate for an end to the battle. That analysis would famously lead Lyndon Johnson, watching the broadcast, to declare "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America."
My thanks to the late YouTube channel btm0815ma for first providing this nugget.
May 31, 2022 Subject:
Important Piece of History
I saw this news report on YouTube. It was up there for about a year before it was removed. I can tell that this is the exact same copy of the video that was taken down. It has the color bars, the production slate, and the commercials.
Cronkite's special report is important since it changed a lot of Americans' minds about the conflict in Vietnam. I appreciate the fact that you were able to upload this report to the Internet Archive!