Dateline–Saigon profiles five Pulitzer Prizewinning journalists — The New York Times’s David Halberstam; The Associated Press’s Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan and the legendary photojournalist Horst Faas. With all the high-stakes drama of All the President’s Men, the film chronicles their controversial and groundbreaking reporting during the early years of the Vietnam War as President Kennedy is secretly committing US troops to what is initially dismissed by some as a “nice little war in a land of tigers and elephants.” Five young reporters took on a superpower — and who won? Involuntarily, they are drawn into a war of their own that pits the journalists against government officials and ushers in a new era of journalism that seeks to hold the government accountable.
“Inspires reflection on journalism and democracy.” ~ ProPublica
“Maybe there’s hope for journalism yet.” ~ Boston Globe