The Vietnam War (2017): S01E07 – The Veneer of Civilisation


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.

Title: The Veneer of Civilisation (PBS) and Chasing Ghosts (BBC).

Outline

Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators on the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.

The Vietnam War Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 25 September 2017.
  • Running Time: 107 minutes (PBS) and 55 minutes (BBC).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English and Vietnamese.

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