The Vietnam War

Premieres September 2017

In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Funding for The Vietnam War is provided by Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; The Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society: Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Diane & Hal Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund

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Episodes 1

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The Vietnam War

PBS Previews: The Vietnam War

Find out about the creation of The Vietnam War, coming to PBS Sunday, September 17, 2017.

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How Am I Doing This? | First Look

A GI talks about his fear of land mines, and the courage it took just to walk in Vietnam.

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How Am I Doing This? | First Look

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The Vietnam War

Not Since The Civil War | First Look

A GI recalls how the Vietnam War divided American society.

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Not Since The Civil War | First Look

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The Vietnam War

Christmas Bombing

U.S. forces launch airstrikes on North Vietnam in December, 1972.

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Christmas Bombing

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The Vietnam War

Finishing School

Karl Marlantes, a marine veteran, from THE VIETNAM WAR.

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Finishing School

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The Vietnam War

A Mother's Worry | First Look

A mother wonders how she'll be informed if her son is injured in combat.

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A Mother's Worry | First Look

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The Vietnam War

At Great Cost | First Look

A N. Vietnamese citizen remembers slogans inspiring people to sacrifice - at great cost.

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At Great Cost | First Look

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The Vietnam War

Combat Is An Enormous High | First Look

A soldier describes the enormous high and enormous costs of combat.

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Combat Is An Enormous High | First Look

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The Vietnam War

Cowards or Heroes? | First Look

Rather than serve in the military during the Vietnam War, some Americans went to Canada.

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Cowards or Heroes? | First Look

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Previews 4

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The Vietnam War

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross | Composing The Score

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross discuss composing the film's score.

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross | Composing The Score

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The Vietnam War

Remember

The Vietnam War - Premieres Sunday, September 17, 8/7c.

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Remember

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The Vietnam War

PBS Previews: The Vietnam War | Promo

Find out about the creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

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PBS Previews: The Vietnam War | Promo

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The Vietnam War

Extended Look

Ken Burns & Lynn Novick tell the story behind their most ambitious film to date.

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Extended Look

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