Monday, October 22, 2012

[121] 'MTSU On the Record' revisits vietnam with expert historian

FOR RELEASE: Oct. 18, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT:  Gina Logue, 615-898-5081,


MURFREESBORO — One of the nation’s foremost experts on the Vietnam War will be the guest on the next “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue.

The program will air at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Dr. George Herring will give a lecture, “Vietnam: The War That Won’t Go Away,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the State Farm Room of the Business and Aerospace Building. This event is free and open to the public.

A professor emeritus and former alumni professor of history at the University of Kentucky, Herring served as chair of the Department of History from 1973-1976 and 1988-1996. In 2002, he was awarded the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Norman A. Graebner Prize for distinguished contributions to the field.

Herring’s published works on the Vietnam War include “America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975”; The Secret Diplomacy of the Vietnam War: The ‘Negotiating Volumes’ of the Pentagon Papers” and “LBJ and Vietnam: A Different Kind of War.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.



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