Doug Rawlings retired six years ago after teaching writing composition for 33 years at high school and college levels. He was drafted in 1968 and was with the 7/15th artillery in the Central Highlands of Vietnam from July 1969 to August 1970.
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Monday, July 16, 2018
PBS Series,“The Vietnam War,” Receives Emmy Nomination. Should It?
The recently announced Emmy nominations have generated new interest in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part documentary, “The Vietnam War,” nominated for an Emmy based on Episode 8, (April 1969 - May 1970), The History Of The World . Vietnam veteran Doug Rawlings was in the Central Highlands with...
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Does the Burns/Novick Vietnam Documentary Deserve an Emmy?
By the time I reached Episode Four in this ten-episode film, I concluded it should not be touted as an Emmy Award-winning documentary. In my eyes, documentation is rooted in facts and, if at all possible, immutable truths. ...We are watching instead a series of anecdotes, each one imbued with the...