Witness: The Power of a Picture
A David Ono - ABC7 Eyewitness News Special
KABC-TV Los Angeles
Travel with ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor, David Ono to Vietnam on the 40th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize winning photo “Napalm Girl” which shows an innocent 9-year-old whose clothes were burned off her body by napalm during the Vietnam War.
Airing Saturday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. PST
Highlights of David Ono's powerful documentary are online at KABC-TV's website. The documentary initially aired on KABC-TV June 2, at 630 p.m. PST.
A photograph allows us to deeply examine a split second in time. It’s an opportunity to freeze the world and absorb all the emotions, actions, consequences that are attached to that moment.
Photographer Nick Ut’s “Napalm Girl” did exactly that. We saw an innocent child whose clothes were burned off her body, running naked, in seething pain. Children, caught in the cross fire, would forever have an indelible face - Kim Phuc.
That moment changed us, providing a sobering clarity to how quickly innocent life can be shattered by war. KABC-TV's David Ono travels back to Trang Bang, where, 40 years ago, a 21 year old photographer and a 9 year old girl collide to create one of the most important images of the 20th century. It’s the story of Kim Phuc, Nick Ut and others who are helping to open the world’s eyes to the realities of war.
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