1. Posted on 14 May, 2012

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Horst Faas, who captured several iconic moments during the Vietnam War, died May 10. He was 79.
It was in Vietnam where Faas was severely wounded by a rocket fragment in 1967. A medic and a tank driver helped load him onto a helicopter, where he was dispatched to a medical facility.
"The only decision I made at that time was not to go to Honolulu or New York or anywhere, but to stay in Vietnam," he said. "One reason being that I had total trust in military surgeons who were dealing with these problems day in, day out. And secondly, I tried to avoid having my legs broken again at the New York head office and being made a photo editor at headquarters, ‘cause that would have ended the great days of photography, eh?" [complete 1997 interview here] View in High-Res

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Horst Faas, who captured several iconic moments during the Vietnam War, died May 10. He was 79.

    It was in Vietnam where Faas was severely wounded by a rocket fragment in 1967. A medic and a tank driver helped load him onto a helicopter, where he was dispatched to a medical facility.

    "The only decision I made at that time was not to go to Honolulu or New York or anywhere, but to stay in Vietnam," he said. "One reason being that I had total trust in military surgeons who were dealing with these problems day in, day out. And secondly, I tried to avoid having my legs broken again at the New York head office and being made a photo editor at headquarters, ‘cause that would have ended the great days of photography, eh?" [complete 1997 interview here]

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  1. Internet, let’s imagine it is 1987. Full House and Max Headroom debut on TV. Fatal Attraction cleans up at the box office. Lethal Weapon comes out. Computers look like this. Madonna hits the cover of Rolling Stone.
And a little local public radio show in Philadelphia makes its national debut.
On Friday, Fresh Air will celebrate our 25th national anniversary. There will be an on-air celebration (with lots of musical guests), some parties (with slideshows and coworkers) and some online festivities (I haven’t thought of these yet so I don’t know what they are.)
Stay tuned….
-Mel

    Internet, let’s imagine it is 1987. Full House and Max Headroom debut on TV. Fatal Attraction cleans up at the box office. Lethal Weapon comes out. Computers look like this. Madonna hits the cover of Rolling Stone.

    And a little local public radio show in Philadelphia makes its national debut.

    On Friday, Fresh Air will celebrate our 25th national anniversary. There will be an on-air celebration (with lots of musical guests), some parties (with slideshows and coworkers) and some online festivities (I haven’t thought of these yet so I don’t know what they are.)

    Stay tuned….

    -Mel

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