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Vietnam War

Television coverage of the Vietnam war?

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05/03/2012

The technology of satellite use became available to news reporters during that time, and the news media had nearly unlimited access to the combat action. As a result, the Vietnam War was the first conflict in which the horrors of war were seen in American homes hours after happening. Because of the often graphic reports on televisions, the U.S. understanding of the conflict in Vietnam began to turn negatively.