The Vietnam War (2017): S01E09 – A Disrepectful Loyalty


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: A Disrespectful Loyalty (PBS) and Fratricide (BBC).

Outline

South Vietnamese forces fighting on their own in Laos suffer a terrible defeat. Massive US airpower makes the difference in halting an unprecedented North Vietnamese offensive. After being re-elected in a landslide, Nixon announces that Hanoi has agreed to a peace deal. American prisoners of war will finally come home, to a bitterly divided country.

The Vietnam War Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 September 2017.
  • Running Time: 109 minutes (PBS) and 55 minutes (BBC).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English and Vietnamese.

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