The Vietnam War (2017): S01E05 – This Is What We Do


Introduction

The Vietnam War is a 10-part American television documentary series about the Vietnam War written by Geoffrey C. Ward and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

The first episode premiered on PBS on 17 September 2017. The script is by Geoffrey Ward, and the series is narrated by Peter Coyote. This series is one of the few PBS series to carry a TV-MA rating.

Outline

American casualties and enemy body counts mount as Marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery south of the DMZ and army units chase an elusive enemy in the Central Highlands. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.

The Vietnam War Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Vietnam War here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 21 September 2017.
  • Running Time: 85 minutes (PBS) and 55 minutes (BBC).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English and Vietnamese.

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