Vietnam War

The Insidious Ideology of Ken Burns’s The Vietnam War

<i>The Vietnam War</i>, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s latest historical opus, opens with Karl Marlantes discussing the code of silence many Americans upheld …

Liberal View

Watch Full Episodes Online of The Vietnam War | Explicit Language Version on PBS | 02: Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

American History

It took Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 10 years to unbury the secrets of the Vietnam War

When you make plans to watch a Ken Burns documentary, you often have to clear out a lot of DVR space: 11 hours for "The Civil War," 14 hours for "The Roosevelts" and, starting on Sept. 17, 18 hours for "The Vietnam War."<p>But as sprawling as these series can be --"The Vietnam War" starts in 1858 and …


Ken Burns on the making of the Vietnam War documentary | On Air Videos

Live<p>Ken Burns on the making of the Vietnam War documentary<p>powered by<p>For video troubleshooting and help click here.<p>Fox Business Channel Finder<p>Find the Fox Business Network in your area.


America's coming campus conflagration

In the late 1960s and early '70s, America's college campuses exploded with widespread protests and sometimes-violent unrest.<p>It's about to happen …

Milo Yiannopoulos

After the Emmys, Sean Spicer tells critics to lighten up. But democracy isn’t a joke

Here is a fact: On Sunday night, at a signature Hollywood event with a television audience of millions, former White House Press Secretary Sean …

Sean Spicer

John W. Lewis, China Expert and Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86

John W. Lewis, a political scientist whose unconventional peace overtures — engaging in Ping-Pong diplomacy with China and providing antibiotics to North Korea — helped lift the Bamboo Curtain, died on Sept. 4 in Stanford, Calif. He was 86.<p>The cause was urothelial cancer, his daughter Amy Tich said.<p>…


How Jane Fonda’s 1972 trip to North Vietnam earned her the nickname ‘Hanoi Jane’

On a hot, sticky May afternoon in 1970, a crowd of several thousand students and protesters <b></b>took over the University of Maryland mall. Many were there to protest the Vietnam War. Others were hoping to catch a glimpse of a famous Hollywood actress. Her name was Jane Fonda.<p>As the war raged, the …

Jane Fonda

Why Are Betsy DeVos and Bill Gates Afraid of This Grandmother?

Some wars are more conspicuous than others.<p>Sunday, September 17th, two noteworthy series premiered. One, The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick was aired on PBS, preceded by months of expensive promotion and anticipation.<p>The other is a series of eight short films produced by the Network for …


‘The Vietnam War’ Review: Ken Burn’s Exhaustive Conflict Biography Shows How to Learn from History’s Errors

Burns and Lynn Novick's 18-hour documentary series is an incisive investigation of the nature of conflict and the lessons we value after war is waged.<p>…


The Vietnam War and the Story Behind the Pictures of Hanoi's Communist Takeover

Caption from LIFE. In front of the Governor's office Vietminh troops follow the platoon leader's orders (foreground), ha<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Howard …


Episode One | The Vietnam War

“Déjà Vu” (1858-1961)<p>After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. …


Movie Guns of Sylvester Stallone 1975-1985

Sylvester Stallone has had one of the most varied and explosive careers in cinemas history, from his rise as an award-winning writer / actor to an …

Smith & Wesson

50 years of Aislin: The Vietnam War produced no heroes

Ken Burns’s PBS documentary on the Vietnam War reminds us that America was sharply divided then, too. I and most of my Montreal acquaintances — my …

Canadian News

7 podcasts to listen to after watching ‘The Vietnam War’

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new documentary, “The Vietnam War,” airing now on PBS, is an ambitious look at a period most are familiar with but few have studied in depth. The film dives into some often-overlooked story lines — what U.S. leaders really wanted, what it was like on the ground for …


Axios AM

<b>Good Sunday morning.</b> Plans for tonight's 69th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. (live on CBS on both coasts, 8 to 11 p.m. ET) …

British Philosophy

Ken Burns' new PBS doc wades into Vietnam’s Big Muddy

Strolling down a street in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam last month, I came upon a sidewalk shop selling shiny wood caskets. When I stopped to take …


PopPolitics: Ken Burns on Why It’s Important to Compare Vietnam Era to Today (Listen)

WASHINGTON — Ken Burns, the co-director of the PBS documentary series “The Vietnam War,” runs through a list of a half dozen crisis points that are …


VA Cautions Ken Burn's Vietnam Documentary Could Triggger PTSD

The VA is preparing for an increase in Vietnam veterans seeking mental health treatment after PBS airs a Vietnam documentary. Mental health professionals say it could trigger PTSD and depression.

American History

‘The American War’: Ken Burns never wanted to do another war documentary. Then he found Vietnam.

<i>After each episode of “The Vietnam War” airs, our new podcast — “The American War” — will break down the major themes and questions raised. We’ll talk to Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and others involved with the documentary for a new perspective on how the film was made and what it all means.</i><p><i>Subscribe:</i> …


Ex-South Vietnam soldier now in Houston part of PBS series

Having already been shot twice in the leg, Tran Ngoc Toàn played dead outside Bình Giã. Then a Viet Cong soldier kicked him and fired three …


A New Ken Burns Documentary Series, ‘The Strain’ Finale, and More TV You Must See This Week

By Karen Gomez Plus new ‘Gotham,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Vice Principals,’ and a Jerry Seinfeld special.This week the number four is a constant: one major …


New StoryCorps Animated Video On Vietnam War

I’m adding this brand-new StoryCorps animated video to The Best Resources To Learn About The Vietnam War.<p>Here’s how they describe it:<p><i>After being</i> …

American History

Burns, Novick on "credibility gap" of presidents during Vietnam War

Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick said the public's distrust in political leadership evolved during the Vietnam War

American History

The brilliant, infuriating, boring, hypnotic Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War

The documentarian’s latest miniseries for PBS is a staggering achievement — and maybe his best work.<p>The projects of Ken Burns are designed to illuminate the past and, thereby, illuminate the present. You can’t watch, say, <i>The Civil War</i> and not see the barely papered-over fault lines that still exist …


A photo you'll never forget

This remarkable photo —taken for UPI in 1972 by David Hume Kennerly, who won the Pulitzer Prize at age 25, and later was White House photog for …


How the Vietnam War dramatically reshaped our views on soldiers

When Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering.<p>We count the dead and wounded. We follow veterans on their difficult journey of recovery from physical injuries and post-traumatic stress. We watch families grieve and mourn their dead.<p>But it was not …


Ten years in the making, “The Vietnam War” is broad and stunning

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick return with another epic series that tells us how who were were then got us to now<p>Revisiting all of Ken Burns’ distillations of America’s wars would be an illuminating endeavor, if only to see how his storytelling style has evolved and how the nation has transformed along …

Liberal View

The West Point Football Team That Went To War In Vietnam

Americans remain divided over the Vietnam War, none more so than the members of the West Point football team of 1964 who saw combat, and who only agree it must never happen again.<p>It has been over 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, but debate over the war is sure to restart when the 10-part PBS …


TV tonight: 'Emmy Awards,' 'Vietnam War' documentary

<b>Emmy Awards</b><b><br>CBS, 8 ET/5 PT</b><p>Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will award the best and brightest in the past year of television. <i>Game of Thrones</i>, which has won big in the past two years, is ineligible this year due to its scheduling, which will liven up the races in the drama …

Award Shows