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.
While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans’ attention and forces President Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war. When hundreds of thousands of North Vietnamese troops pour into the South, Saigon descends rapidly into chaos and falls. For the next 40 years, Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for healing and reconciliation.
The Vietnam War Series
You can find a full index and overview of The Vietnam War here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 28 September 2017.
- Running Time: 107 minutes (PBS) and 55 minutes (BBC).
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Country: US.
- Language: English and Vietnamese.