The World of Charlie Company
The World of Charlie Company is a one-hour documentary produced by CBS News in 1970 that shows what fighting North Vietnamese Army regulars in the jungles of Southeast Asia was like for a company of American infantrymen.
The documentary was made by John Laurence, correspondent in Vietnam for CBS from 1965-70. He spent more than five months tagging along with a military unit. The photographer was Keith Kay, the sound recordist James L. Clevenger and the producer in New York was Russ Bensley.
The film was broadcast twice in July, 1970.
"It showed GI's close to mutiny, balking at orders that seemed to them unreasonable. This was something never seen on television before".
It received the George Polk Award from the Overseas Press Club of America for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad." It also received an Emmy, a Columbia DuPont and several other awards for broadcast journalism.
See also 
- The Anderson Platoon (documentary)
- I Am a Soldier (documentary)
- The Mills of the Gods (documentary)
- Basic Training (documentary)
- Vietnam: It's a Mad War (documentary)
- Bliss, Edward Jr.(1991). Now the news. p. 349
Further reading 
- The Cat From Hue by John Laurence
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