Saturday, October 22, 2005

Must watch doc

If you didn't catch the film, "Enemy Image" last Sunday night, please do yourself a favour and watch it tonight, Oct 22nd, 10PM on Newsworld. It's a France/Canada (and others) co-production about the evolution of wartime telejournalism. Marc Daniels interviews journalists who covered various conflicts (Vietnam, Grenada, Gulf I & II) and provides really interesting commentary on how much things have changed. Presidents sure don't like losing control of the coverage. Morley Safer discussed the backlash from Pres. Johnson after his 1965 piece from Vietnam in which he showed U.S. Marines burning the village of Cam Ne. "He's Canadian and his cameraman's Vietnamese!" exclaimed Johnson. I guess some things don't change.

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