The Vietnam War, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series co-directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Ten years in the making, the project is widely considered to be Burns’ most ambitious yet. The monumental look at this challenging piece of history features dozens of people at the epicenter of the country’s Vietnam experience, from veterans to journalists to protesters, along with voices from both South and North Vietnam.
The series is not currently airing, but you can watch clips and learn more at video.vermontpbs.org/show/vietnam-war/ or purchase the series on DVD at shop.pbs.org/ken-burns-the-vietnam-war
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"Burns and Novick's primary objective is to spark a national conversation about the meaning of Vietnam -
a conversation they feel we've never really had."
whose unit was ambushed and nearly annihilated. He has devoted much of his life to working with troubled veterans and memorializing the sacrifices of comrades.