After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided.
As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with US involvement in Vietnam.
With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ bombs the North and sends US troops to the South.
US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, as the antiwar movement grows.
President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.
Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.
After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, wins the presidency.
Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.
South Vietnam fights alone as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. POWs return.
Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans & Vietnamese from all sides seek reconciliation.
About The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version
The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses.
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