Intermission: The Tapes
CAPTURED: Shot Down In VietnamJune 19, 2023x

Intermission: The Tapes

In this special episode, we depart from our central narrative and turn our attention to Washington D.C., where Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson & Richard Nixon were making a crucial impact on the treatment and release of the hundreds of American prisoners of war who were being brutally mistreated in North Vietnamese prisons.

By way of recordings from the White House, curator & historian Bob Bostock walks us down President Nixon's path to the Presidency and examines how his administration's policies on Vietnam intersected with his personal attention to the POW crisis.

Newly-unearthed archival audio, like tapes and phone calls from the Oval Office, will be heavily featured so you can hear from the presidents in their own words.

For more info and photos specific to this episode, visit Shot Down in Vietnam is a docuseries from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Foundation, produced by the team at Foundwave, and respectfully created in honor of Ross Perot, Sr.

If you're interested in learning more about Vietnam POWs, you can visit the new exhibit "CAPTURED" at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA.

This series is produced by Steph Weaver-Weinberg. Original music compositions, foley effects, and mastering from Jonathan Rock. Research, background, and history from Jason Schwartz. Executive production from Joe Lopez & the team at Richard Nixon Foundation and Kali Mason from Perot Family Collections. Co-executive production, interviewing, and hosting by Tyler Russell McCusker.

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