Virtual JFK Vietnam if Kennedy had lived
Virtual JFK [videorecording] : Vietnam if Kennedy had lived / Bullfrog Films presents ; Sven Kahn Films.
- Portion of title
Vietnam if Kennedy had lived
[Providence, R.I.?] : Sven Kahn Films ; Oley, Pa. : Distributed by Bullfrog Films, c2009.
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Writer, producer, editor and director, Koji Masutani ; cinematography, Edward Huff, Koji Masutani, Curt Worden ; producers, Peter O. Almond, James G. Blight, Janet M. Lang, David A. Welch, Koji Masutani ; writers, James G. Blight, Janet M. Lang, David A. Welch, Koji Masutani ; original music, Joshua Kern.
- System details
Optional English SDH subtitles.
"Does it matter who is President of the United States when it comes to issues of war and peace? It explores this question by investigating one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963, and had he been re-elected in 1964? The film employs what Harvard historian Niall Ferguson calls "virtual history," assessing the plausibility of counterfactuals--"what ifs"--the outcomes they might have produced. Drawing on unusual archival footage from presidential libraries and the National Archives, along with newly deciphered audio tapes and other documentary evidence, the film draws our attention to six highly charged crises Kennedy faced in which many, or most, of his advisers counseled war: The Bay of Pigs, The Laos Crisis, the Berlin Crisis, the Showdown over Vietnam, The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Withdrawal from Vietnam"--Container.
Companion book: Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy had lived / James G. Blight, Janet M. Lang, David A. Welch.
Extras: theatrical trailer, Lyndon Johnson on resumption of the bombing of North Vietnam 1/31/66, Lyndon Johnson State of the Union address 1/10/67, Lyndon Johnson on the resumption of the bombing of North Vietnam 3/31/68.
- Subject headings
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--United States.
Presidents--United States--Decision making.
Films for the hearing impaired.
- Other contributors
Blight, James G.
Lang, Janet M., 1948-
Welch, David A.
Sven Kahn Films.
- Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
- Call Number
- DS558 .V678 2009
- Wells Library - Media Services - DVDs