Dr. Keever Delivers 2014 Distinguished Lecture (March 4, 2014)

2014 Asian World Center Distinguished Lecture Series
"Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting"


By Dr. Beverly Deepe Keever, Professor Emerita, University of Hawai'i

Tues. March 4, 2014
12:30pm
Harper Center Room 3023

Dr. Keever’s presentation will focus on her book “Death Zones and Darling Spies” where she talks about her experiences as a farm girl from Nebraska traveling halfway around the world to cover the Vietnam War. Tales from her travels include braving elephant grass with American combat units armed with unparalleled technology to observe their valor and stories of the two Vietnamese interpreters, self-described as “darling spies,” who helped her decode Vietnam’s shadow world.

What began as a two week trip to South Vietnam turned into seven years, leading to Keever’s nomination for a Pulitzer Prize and earned her the distinction of being America’s longest-serving Vietnam correspondent.

Before retiring in 2008, Keever was a journalism professor at the University of Hawaii for 29 years. She is an alumna of the University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Excerpts of her memoirs have been published in the New York Herald Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor and the London Daily Express.

Keever is also the author of “News Zero: The New York Times and The Bomb” as well as a co-editor of the “U.S. News Coverage of Racial Minorities: A Sourcebook.”

This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Asian World Center, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Journalism, Media and Computing.

At the event, the Asian World Center will also launch its second book, co-published with the Center for Global Nonkilling, for which Dr. Keever wrote the Foreward. Click here for more information.

(Link to Creighton News Center release)