Listen to Episode 864 of Slate’s The Gist:
How do you attempt to document an event as complex and inexplicable as the Vietnam War? Filmmaker Lynn Novick says it helped to prioritize Vietnamese voices as well as people with a flair for speaking. “There’s a poetry in just how people express themselves that we look for,” said Novick. She and Ken Burns co-directed The Vietnam War, airing now on PBS.
In the Spiel, Mike tsk-tsks Donna Brazile’s tell-all.
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