How much can words - and photos - be twisted through interpretation, propaganda, and history? In 1972, Nick Út, a photographer for the Associated Press, took a picture that changed the course of his life, as well as the life of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, the young girl in that photo. Now, 45 years after the iconic photo was captured, and 42 years after the end of the war, Nick Út has retired from his career as an AP photojournalist. In Episode 71, he goes On the Record with Loa's Quyên Ngô about the lessons he's learned as a war photographer, and not just as the man behind a photo.
Every year on the 10th day of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar, the Vietnamese people commemorate Hùng Vương who is known as the first king of Việt Nam.
Legend has it that he is the son of a fairy, Aư Cơ, and a dragon Lạc Long Quan. This year the holiday fell on April 16th, and as Vietnamese people everywhere honored King Hùng Vương, Loa’s Kathy Triệu helps us to understand why.