July 05, 2009

Vietnam vets spat upon? Didn't happen

NPR's On the Media, July 3, 2009, explores the many myths reported as fact. The purveyors of the myth that returning Vietnam vets were spat upon are still at work, supporting the same pro-war agenda. Jerry Lembcke, author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Vietnam, was among the guests. Transcript of the original February 2, 2007, broadcast of the "Great Expectorations" segment; transcript of July 3, 2009, segment.