News Media Quick Facts
All panels and keynote addresses will occur in the LBJ Auditorium, located on the lower level of the LBJ complex. See the full summit schedule.
Media will be based in the Wasserman Media Center, downstairs from the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, near the LBJ Auditorium. It will open at 8:30 a.m. every day of the summit. The Wasserman Media Center will have:
- - A live feed of the summit
- - Audio/video mult boxes
- - Wi-Fi
All summit sessions will be live streamed at vietnamwarsummit.org/live.
- - Due to space concerns, all sessions of the summit will be provided by a switched 3-camera TV pool feed.
- - Still photographers will be able to photograph in the auditorium. Flash photography is allowed.
- - If space is available, TV cameras will be allowed inside the auditorium, but will be assigned to side positions at the back of the auditorium.
- - Video/audio mult boxes are available in the Wasserman Media Center.
- - 24-hours a day - restrooms will be available in the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs (map)
Pool feed Info:
The Vietnam War Summit TV broadcast pool coverage will be uplinked in its entirety for accredited media’s free and unrestricted use, courtesy LBJ Library TV.
Downlink the pool feed:
- 12:30 p.m. (CST) - 8:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, April 26
- 12:30 p.m. (CST) - 8:00 p.m. CST, Wednesday, April 27
- 12:30 p.m. (CST) - 5:00 p.m. CST, Thursday, April 28
Galaxy 28 KU
Downlink Frequency 118731.5 (H)
Symbol Rate 6.113
After each panel, participants will go directly to the UT Map Room for interviews. News media will be escorted to the interview room, located down the hall from the Wasserman Media Center.
Requests for individual interviews with panelists or others should be directed to:
Ryann Collier, Arrow
Live trucks and news media cars have reserved parking in the north end of lot #39. (map)
Stand up/set locations are on the NE corner of the LBJ Library Plaza. For technical TV questions, please contact:
To request an interview with summit participants, Johnson family members, experts at The University of Texas at Austin, and members of veterans groups:
Ryann Collier, Arrow
TV/Radio Logistics: Questions about live truck parking, cable runs, mult boxes, stand up positions, electrical needs, and TV set locations:
Still Photography Questions:
General questions about the LBJ Presidential Library or archival material:
The Wall That Heals
The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It will be on display on the LBJ Presidential Library plaza Friday, April 22 through Thursday, April 28. It will be open 24 hours a day. Out of respect for veterans and their families along with visiting members of the public, the library asks that news media comply with these requests:
- - News crews should consult with a LBJ Library/University of Texas representative when choosing a live shot, stand up, and/or interview locations.
- - Interviews should be conducted on the east side of the planters on the LBJ Library Plaza. This allows The Wall That Heals to be your backdrop while maintaining a quiet place of reflection for visitors.
In addition to The Wall That Heals, there will be a mobile education center and information tent. Information cases in the education center display photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, along with letters and memorabilia left at memorial in Washington. The center also includes a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the conflict in Vietnam. The exhibits in the center tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall, the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.
About The Wall That Heals
Since its dedication in 1996, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial's healing legacy to millions. The Wall is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original memorial is erected in a chevron-shape. The replica is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels as on The Wall. The names on The Wall are listed by day of casualty. Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex, joining the beginning and end of the conflict at the center.