On May 22, the Richard Nixon Foundation is premiering a new, limited series documentary podcast in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the homecoming of the American Prisoners of War from Vietnam.
Captured: Shot Down in Vietnam is a serialized documentary podcast covering the Vietnam Prisoner of War crisis like never before, from the dramatic moment of being shot down to the tearful family reunion. The podcast features newly surfaced recordings from Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson’s oval offices and new documentary interviews with 85-year-old Commander Everett Alvarez Jr., the first American shot down in Vietnam, 91-year-old Eugene “Red” McDaniel, POW/MIA family members, authors, and historians.
Listeners will be immersed into the action with historic audio and scene-setting original music compositions creating an immersive, enthralling soundscape that dives into the heartbreak and redemption of this monumental yet under-recognized piece of American history.
The first two episodes release on May 22, 2023, followed by weekly episode releases for the following eight weeks. Captured: Shot Down in Vietnam is produced in honor of Ross Perot, Sr., by the Richard Nixon Foundation and Foundwave Productions with additional sponsorship from In-N-Out Burgers.
To learn more about the American POWs in Vietnam visit the special exhibit also named Captured: Shot Down in Vietnam opening on May 24 for a limited time at the Nixon Library. Learn more and buy tickets.