Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.
Ken Burns and his partner Lynn Novick decided to make this documentary:
Mountain Lake PBS’ series Veterans Coming Home explores the lives of veterans after they have returned home, the divide between them and their communities, and the stereotypes veterans and civilians hold about each other. Learn more and watch the entire series online at Veterans Coming Home.
This story, Rebuilding, tell us how the Vietnam war affected the lives of two North Country locals, one who fought in the war, and one who protested it. Richard and Phyllis share stories of how the war changed them in ways that still influence their lives today.
Watch The Vietnam War on Passport
While all episodes of VIETNAM WAR will be available for streaming for a short period, Mountain Lake PBS Passport members can view the entire series (all 10 episodes) beginning September 17 (contact your local PBS station for details). The series will also be available in Spanish and Vietnamese on streaming.
***Unfortunately Passport is not available to Canadian members. Learn more »