TV critic Mike Hale reviewed PBS's latest "American Experience" presentation on the Vietnam War's My Lai massacre in "A Dark Day That Still Resonates " for Monday's edition.
The slaughter of hundreds of unarmed villagers in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, in March 1968 - an event that came to be known as the My Lai massacre - is both an open wound in the American psyche and a cautionary tale at a time when we are once again fighting wars, and killing civilians, on foreign soil.
Hale predictably liked Barak Goodman's documentary. His reviews favor potted histories from off PBS's government-funded production line, especially left-wing public affairs series like Frontline. Glenn Beck simulcasts? Not so much . Never hesitant to work in his political opinions into his reviews, Hale has also embraced European-style nationalized health care  as clearly superior to the U.S. version (until Obama-care kicks in, anyway).