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Our Own War in Our Own Time

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Follow Midcentury/Modern: Medium | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon (April 30, 1975), “Dick Cavett’s Vietnam” airs on PBS Monday, April 27. It examines the conflict’s impact on America through the prism of interviews he conducted as the iconic host of “The Dick Cavett Show.” And it prompts these reflections. “Private!” The drill sergeant spit the appellation in my face, his own face just inches from mine. I had arrived a day earlier to begin Basic Training at hot, dusty Fort Gordon, Georgia. After eight weeks here, most…read more