- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 70 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 3, 2004
As the Vietnam War spilled over the border into Cambodia, increasing numbers of journalists became victims of the conflict.
- Shot on location in Cambodia.
- Features interviews with Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Ted Koppel.
- An extraordinary look at the dangers faced by journalists in war zones.
In 1970, as the Vietnam War spilled over the borders into neighboring Cambodia, journalists followed the fray. But what appeared at first to be a side note to the main story soon became a tragedy in which those covering the news played the starring role.
Approximately 150 journalists were sent to Cambodia to cover the expanding conflict. By the end of the summer, 25 of them had gone missing or were confirmed dead. And nine of them were killed on the same day. Filled with the recollections of those who were there, NINE MEN DOWN is an extraordinary picture of the risks journalists take to be the first to file a story from the front.
From the disappearance of the first two reporters to one man's 20-year quest to bring the victims home, it captures every aspect of the summer that journalism will never forget.