The Long Lens

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The struggle for Vietnam had its roots in the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. On today’s show we’ll find out how 40 years of diplomatic missteps led to war and the defeat of two world powers: France and the United States. Jane Barnes describes how working on a documentary about Mormonism almost led her to convert to the religion. Paul Lieberman tells the dramatic true story of the Los Angeles Police Department’s secret war with gangsters after World War II. Plus, White House videographer Arun Chaudhary describes his experience of capturing the Obama Administration on film.