Life of a War Correspondent
Listen to the recollections of “a soldier’s reporter.”
The Urgent Need for Justice Reform in America
Learn about the justice system— inside and out.
A Freedom Rider Remembers
Experience the Civil Rights Movement through a first-hand account.
The Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth
Find out what it’s like to grow up in the “first family of American art.”
The Lasting Impact of Child Maltreatment
How does chlildhood abuse impact life as an adult?
Linda Patterson Miller
Writers of the Lost Generation
How did the relationships of America’s great writers affect their work?
The Sex-Wise Parent
The way you talk with your children about sex could save them from serious harm.
The “T” Community
Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person.
America’s Role in the World
Learn about the relationship between foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
Discover what’s being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
- 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
- Activism/Civil Rights Movement
- American Indian Identity
- Art & Design, Publishing
- Art, Caregiving
- Art, Filmmaking
- Black Middle Class
- Child Abuse
- Chinese Culture
- Climate Change
Vietnam, from the first day, was the most openly covered war in American history. How does coverage of the Vietnam War compare with coverage of the Iraq War or the war in Afghanistan?
ABOUT THE EPISODE
Journalist Joe Galloway discusses his career and reflects on the numerous combat operations he’s covered in his 50-years of war reporting.
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Joseph L. Galloway recently retired as the senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers. In the course of his 50-year career, he’s served as a foreign/war correspondent and bureau chief for United Press International, as a senior editor and senior writer for U.S. News & World Report magazine, and as a special consultant to General Colin Powell at the State Department.
A native of Texas, Galloway served four tours as a war correspondent in Vietnam and covered half a dozen other combat operations. On May 1, 1998, he was decorated with a Bronze Star Medal with V (valor) for rescuing wounded soldiers while under fire in the Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam, in 1965. His is the only medal of valor the U.S. Army awarded to a civilian for actions during the Vietnam War. He is co-author of several books including the national bestseller We Were Soldiers Once-And Young.
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WHERE TO WATCH
March 27, 2014
ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.