Vermont PBS Brings Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s Epic Series The Vietnam War to Broadcast and to Communities throughout Vermont

The Vietnam War, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series co-directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Airing now on Tuesday nights.

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. 

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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."

Vermont resident Mike Heaney, a consultant on the film who has an on-screen appearance, served in the war as an infantry platoon leader,
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.


Become a Vermont PBS Passport member to view the series it its entirety beginning Sep 17!

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Tell Your Story

How did you experience the events of the Vietnam era? Share your videos, photographs, or just write a short story about your experience. Selected contributions may be featured on the national PBS Vietnam War web site

Also tag your posts with #VietnamStoriesPBS and #vermontpbs on social media!


Made Here

Vermont PBS will be broadcasting and streaming locally made films that dovetail with this complex topic and provide additional depth as part of our Made Here series.

Peace Has No Borders

Thursday, September 21, 9:30 pm - Between 1965-1973, over 50,000 Americans made their way to Canada, refusing to participate in the Vietnam War. Forty years later, Canada had another moral choice - whether to give refuge to U.S. veterans of the Iraq War. Caught between two countries, today’s war resisters fight the law, politics, and the court of public opinion for the opportunity to remain in Canada. Directed by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller of Burlington, Vermont
Expires: 10/22/17
Rating: NR
Streaming available Sep 21 7:30 pn
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Peace Has No Borders Thursday, September 21, 9:30 pm
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Peace Has No Borders Thursday, September 21, 9:30 pm
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Peace Has No Borders

People’s War

September 24, 9:30 pm - This controversial and innovative documentary, directed by the Newsreel Collective including filmmaker John Douglas of Burlington, VT, filmed during the war and in North Vietnam and including footage from other Vietnamese sources, presents a unique view of the mobilization and participation of Vietnamese people committed to their country's fight against colonialism and foreign military aggression. The film will be accompanied by an interview with Douglas discussing the motivation of the filmmakers.

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People’s War - begins September 24, 9:30 pm
People’s War - begins September 24, 9:30 pm

Special Preview Screening Events

Join us for an exclusive preview screening of the new landmark documentary event - The Vietnam War -a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. This free screening event will include a 1-hour preview of all ten episodes of the documentary followed by a discussion.

The Vermont’s Veteran’s Home
Bennington, VT - October 17, 6:30 pm
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Thank you to all who attended and joined past discussions...

Paramount Theatre
Rutland, VT - September 15, 7 pm
Special Preview Event Sponsored By AARP Vermont


Vermont Historical Society 
Barre, VT - August 23, 6 pm

Latchis Theater 
Brattleboro, VT - August 24, 7 pm

The Aftermath of the Vietnam War
Bellow Falls Opera House - September 7, 7 pm


Support for community screenings provided by WETA
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