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July 29, 2015
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Mary Jo Ryan
Nebraska Writer Featured in Newseum Exhibit “Reporting Vietnam”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, and the Newseum marks the date with a new exhibit exploring how the media reported the country’s first televised war. Photos, news footage, historic newspapers and magazines, music, and artifacts tell the story of a divided nation, and debunk some myths about the era. Nebraska writer Beverly Deepe Keever, author of the 2015 One Book One Nebraska: Death Zones & Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting is featured in one of the lead panels in this exhibit in Washington, DC. Keever, who was born and raised in Hebron, NE, was the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for reporting.
Set to a soundtrack of protest songs, the exhibit opens with an exploration of the culture clash that emerged in the 1960s as seen through mainstream and counterculture publications of the day. “Reporting Vietnam” challenges perceptions that linger fifty years after U.S. troops arrived in Vietnam, and poses the question “Did the press lose the war?” Find out more about the exhibit at http://www.newseum.org/exhibits/current/reporting-vietnam/.
The Nebraska Center for the Book, Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Library Commission, and other statewide organizations sponsor One Book One Nebraska to demonstrate how books and reading connect people across time and place. For information about One Book One Nebraska, see http://onebook.nebraska.gov or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OneBookOneNebraska.
The Nebraska Center for the Book is housed at the Nebraska Library Commission and brings together the state’s readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, and scholars to build the community of the book, supporting programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is supported by the Nebraska Library Commission. As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services—bringing together people and information.
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