Photographer David Scherman talks with Studs Terkel about the stories that photos can tell, famous photographers, and the book “The Best of Life,” which Scherman edited. A recording of the song “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” by the Weavers is played.
Members of John F. Kennedy's administration are featured in David Halberstam's book, "The Best and the Brightest". Halberstam points out the title of his book is actually irony because the men were not the best or the brightest but rather as a result of their bad decisions, America got tangled up in the Vietnam War.
Daniel Ellsberg, political activist and former military analyst, discuses his release of the Pentagon Papers and his thoughts on how the Vietnam War played out. He also discusses what he believes the next war could look like and how America, and the world, would be affected by nuclear war.