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In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Tet offensive in Vietnam, Clarkson University will be presenting movies, a photo exhibit, and discussions with writers of the Vietnam experience. The events are as follows:
Photo Exhibit: "Looking Back on Vietnam," Kodak Lounge, Cheel Campus Center,
September 28 to October 2, arranged by Adam Markowitz and Faye Serio.
Documentary: "Vietnam: A Television History," continuous showings in the Kodak Lounge, Cheel Campus Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 28 to October 2.
Movies: All showing at 8 p.m. in the Cheel Commons, Cheel Campus Center (free).
Monday, September 28, "Good Morning Vietnam"
Tuesday, September 29, "Full Metal Jacket"
Wednesday, September 30, "The Scent of Green Papaya"
Discussion: John Balaban and Paul Hendrickson, Thursday, October 1, 4:00 p.m., Barben Room B, Cheel Campus Center
In cooperation with North Country Public Radio, Clarkson Professor Joseph Duemer will host John Balaban and Paul Hendrickson, writers dealing with the issues of the Vietnam War. They will be discussing their works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. John Balaban, winner of the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets, will be discussing his latest book of poems, Words for My Daughter. In these poems, Balaban reflects on love, virtue, and memories of the Vietnam War. Paul Hendrickson, feature writer for the Washington Post, has won many prestigious journalism awards and is the author of several books. He will be discussing his latest nonfiction work, The Living and The Dead, about the life and times of Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense during most of the Vietnam War.This event is sponsored by the Clarkson University Campus Programming Council.