In Memoriam: Stanley Karnow

Stanley KarnowOpen Vault mourns the loss of Stanley Karnow, award-winning journalist and author of Vietnam: A Television History. Stanley was one of the driving forces behind the multi award-winning 13-part series Vietnam: A Television History. Whether it was on location in Vietnam, or the USA, interviewing politicians, soldiers or civilians caught up in the struggle, Stanley was integral to making the series into landmark television viewing going on to win accolades including six Emmy awards, the DuPont Columbia Award and a Peabody award.


Visit the Vietnam Collection to watch the interviews he created for this television series.

Phil and Marshall Chess: 30 Days of Rock and Roll

Phil Chess and his nephew Marshall talk about running the successful record company in Chicago, Chess Records.  They discuss how their artists inspired the Rolling Stones to come to America and record in their studio to get that distinct sound.  Marshall later went on to manage the Stones.