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MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE TET OFFENSIVE 1968 (VIETNAM WAR)

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Date Issued:
1981
Summary:
The objective of this thesis is to examine the performance of the major news organizations during the Tet offensive of 1968. This was done by analyzing the manner in which these events were portrayed to the American public. The study concludes that the Tet offensive was an allied victory in South Vietnam which was presented inaccurately to the American people thereby resulting in a psychological defeat for the United States. Simply stated, the impression generated by the media of Tet contributed to the enemy's ability to achieve in Washington what they were not able to accomplish on the battlefield.
Title: MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE TET OFFENSIVE 1968 (VIETNAM WAR).
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Name(s): D'COSTA, CARLOS.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
O'Sullivan, John, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1981
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 53 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The objective of this thesis is to examine the performance of the major news organizations during the Tet offensive of 1968. This was done by analyzing the manner in which these events were portrayed to the American public. The study concludes that the Tet offensive was an allied victory in South Vietnam which was presented inaccurately to the American people thereby resulting in a psychological defeat for the United States. Simply stated, the impression generated by the media of Tet contributed to the enemy's ability to achieve in Washington what they were not able to accomplish on the battlefield.
Identifier: 14055 (digitool), FADT14055 (IID), fau:10872 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1981.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Subject(s): Tet Offensive, 1968--Journalism, Military--United States
Foreign news--United States
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