The Vietnam War (2017): S01E06 – Things Fall Apart


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

On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the South, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on promises from the Johnson administration that there is ‘light at the end of the tunnel.’ The president decides not to run again and the country is staggered by assassinations and unrest.

The Vietnam War Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 24 September 2017.
  • Running Time: 84 minutes (PBS) and 55 minutes (BBC).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English and Vietnamese.

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