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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • 'Boobies bracelets' heading for the Supreme Court?

    'Boobies bracelets' heading for the Supreme Court?
    In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." ...
  • TCA: The unstoppable Ken Burns and 'The Address' on PBS

    TCA: The unstoppable Ken Burns and 'The Address' on PBS
    At 60, Ken Burns is just getting started. "I feel more creatively alive right now than I've ever felt in my entire life, and I think I’ve got the best job in the world," the prolific historical documentarian said Monday evening at the Television...
  • TCA: Director of Ruben Salazar film talks about struggle to get files

    TCA: Director of Ruben Salazar film talks about struggle to get files
    Newly obtained police documents were pivotal in making the upcoming PBS documentary "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle," which examines the life and controversial death in 1970 of the prominent Mexican American journalist, said filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez....
  • Syrian officials and opposition to meet at Geneva peace talks

    Syrian officials and opposition to meet at Geneva peace talks
    GENEVA – Syrian government officials and members of the U.S.-backed opposition are expected to meet Friday in their first face-to-face negotiations since civil war broke out almost three years ago. The venue for the long-anticipated peace talks in...
  • John James McGinty III dies at 73; Medal of Honor recipient

    John James McGinty III dies at 73; Medal of Honor recipient
    John James McGinty III, whose fierce leadership of a Marine platoon during a bitter assault by hundreds of North Vietnamese soldiers earned him the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War, died Friday of cancer at his home in Beaufort, S.C. He was 73. His...
  • TCA: Muhammad Ali fights on in new PBS documentary

    TCA:  Muhammad Ali fights on in new PBS documentary
    Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is having a TV renaissance. HBO last year premiered "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," a docudrama centered on the legal battle in 1967 that erupted when the heavyweight champion and newly converted Muslim refused to be...
  • A battle both literary and culinary: My night judging the Sugar Games

    A battle both literary and culinary: My night judging the Sugar Games
    "Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" Shakespeare asked in Twelfth Night. There were cakes and ale aplenty at the Sugar Games, a literary dessert competition presented by PEN Center USA at Angel City Brewery...
  • Where the jobs are

    Where the jobs are
    A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes: Last summer...
  • James Avery dies at 65; played father figure on TV's 'Fresh Prince'

    James Avery dies at 65; played father figure on TV's 'Fresh Prince'
    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday of complications from open heart surgery. He was 65. His death was confirmed by his manager,...
  • At 95, pianist is still playing Las Vegas' tune

    At 95, pianist is still playing Las Vegas' tune
    The old man crouches over a Steinway in the hotel lobby, a lifetime of musical mementos stacked above the keyboard — photographs, news clippings, old albums and CDs for sale. Joe Vento is a gray-haired showman, a gregarious self-promoter who's...
  • Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style

    Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style
    Los Angeles County leaders once thought the world of Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In a gilt-edged 1992 proclamation that still hangs behind Weinstein's desk, officials declared him "a dynamic and inspirational leader"...