The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's heralded 10-part docuseries on the Vietnam War. Featuring testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

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EPISODE 1.1
3 January 2021

Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided into North and South.

EPISODE 1.2
3 January 2021

Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with American involvement in South Vietnam.

EPISODE 1.3
3 January 2021

The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)

With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ begins bombing the North and sends US troops to the South.

EPISODE 1.4
3 January 2021

Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)

US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, while the antiwar movement grows.

EPISODE 1.5
3 January 2021

This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)

President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.

EPISODE 1.6
3 January 2021

Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)

Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.

EPISODE 1.7
3 January 2021

The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)

After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, narrowly wins the presidency.

EPISODE 1.8
3 January 2021

The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)

Nixon withdraws troops but when he sends forces into Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.

EPISODE 1.9
3 January 2021

A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)

South Vietnam fights on its own as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. The POWs return.

EPISODE 1.10
3 January 2021

The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)

Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for reconciliation.