Aired: January 23, 2010

Women at War

Hoffmann_9780306810596.inddWomen journalists who covered the Vietnam War are often not given their proper due when the history of the conflict is told.  Joyce Hoffman (Old Dominion University) is the author of On Their Own:  Women Journalists in Vietnam. She shares stories of women who won esteemed prizes for their reporting and several who broke new ground covering the war. Also featured: More and more military mothers are being deployed throughout the world.  Mona Ternus (George Mason University) says there is a connection between the length of time military mothers are deployed and an increase in drug use, attempted suicide, and other risk factors for their children.

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