The North Vietnamese surprise attack on dozens of military sites in South Vietnam, including the US embassy in Saigon, had a seismic impact on the US public. While a military failure for the North, it was a huge propaganda success. Attitudes in the US towards the war and toward President Lyndon Johnson were never the same.
Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92 on Friday night after a long bout with cerebrovascular disease. To help The Takeaway remember this television news legend is his former Executive Producer for the CBS Evening News, Sanford Socolow.
Walter Cronkite retired in 1982, but in his post-anchorman career, he became critical of the state of journalism today. Joining The Takeaway to talk about Cronkite's criticism of journalism is The New York Times Media Reporter, Brian Stelter.