The Resource Interview with Harry McPherson, 1981, Produced by Richard Ellison

Interview with Harry McPherson, 1981, Produced by Richard Ellison

Label
Interview with Harry McPherson, 1981
Title
Interview with Harry McPherson, 1981
Statement of responsibility
Produced by Richard Ellison
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Harry McPherson served as Special Counsel to LBJ from 1965 to 1969 and was Johnson's chief speechwriter from 1966 to 1969. McPherson begins the interview by recalling the conflicted mood at the White House following the Tet Offensive. The optimism found in military cables and official information clashed with televised images showing the nation that the war was resulting in massive loss of human life and that a prisoner could be shot at point-blank range. He also talks about the concerns LBJ had that the Vietnam War might escalate into a world war and that the goal was not to destroy North Vietnam but rather to keep them contained and not overthrow the government in South Vietnam. He ends the interview with a personal sketch of President Johnson, a complex and tragic figure
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ellison, Richard
Runtime
42
Series statement
Vietnam: A Television History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Late Twentieth Century (1975-2000)
  • Character traits
  • War casualties
  • Election campaigns
  • Heads of state
  • Military campaigns
  • Military morale
  • Military strategy
  • Speeches
  • Television
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
Label
Interview with Harry McPherson, 1981, Produced by Richard Ellison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (42 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)3800000000260818
  • (VaAlASP)1793120
  • (OCoLC)827297775
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1793120/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000260818
Video recording format
other
Label
Interview with Harry McPherson, 1981, Produced by Richard Ellison
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (42 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)3800000000260818
  • (VaAlASP)1793120
  • (OCoLC)827297775
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1793120/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000260818
Video recording format
other

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