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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere of “The Vietnam War”

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Division of Public Programs, Ken Burns and Lyn Novick’s THE VIETNAM WAR, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary will premiere nationwide on Public Broadcast Service stations (PBS) September 17, 2017.

On September 17, concurrent with the broadcast premiere, the first five episodes of THE VIETNAM WAR will be available for streaming on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBS apps, and the final five episodes will be available beginning September 24. All episodes will remain accessible until October 3, when the series begins its weekly rebroadcast. During the rebroadcast period, each episode will be available to stream for two weeks. PBS station members with Passport, a benefit for donors, offering extended access to a rich library of public television programming can view the entire series (all 10 episodes) beginning September 17 (contact your local PBS station for details). The series will also be available in Spanish and Vietnamese on streaming.

Links:

Watch the trailer for the film here.

Watch a 30min preview as well as “Voices of the War” here.

Read a New York Times op-ed piece by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick here.