Through the Lens: Dateline - Saigon

Apr 9, 2014

Journalist David Halberstam says when the government is twisting the truth, reporters have their biggest role to play. The new film DATELINE – SAIGON explores that idea through the work of Halberstam and other young reporters who in the early days of the Vietnam War, found themselves at odds with the Kennedy White House, and on a South Vietnamese assassination list. Thursday, director Thomas Herman joins Doug to talk about the journalists who set the standard for front-line war reporting.

Join us Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. for a Work-in-Progress screening of DATELINE – SAIGON. It's the latest in our Through the Lens series, presented in partnership with the Utah Film Center. Thomas Herman will be on-hand at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center for a Q&A following the film. The event is free, and seats are available on a first-come basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.