The Vietnam War (2017): S01E08 – The History of the World


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 History of the World (PBS) and A Sea of Fire (BBC).

Outline

With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war, while an incursion into Cambodia reignites anti-war protests with tragic consequences.

The Vietnam War Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 26 September 2017.
  • Running Time: 109 minutes (PBS) and 55 minutes (BBC).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English and Vietnamese.

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