The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)
Clip: Episode 3 | Vietnam's Beauty
Marines arrive in South Vietnam expecting to have to fight their way ashore. Instead they are greeted by young women offering flowers. A Marine discusses his surprise in discovering the beauty of the Vietnamese landscape.
In Hanoi, two North Vietnamese factions disagree about how best to proceed in the war.
North Vietnamese forces ambush South Vietnamese Marines responding to a downed helicopter.
An antiwar movement begins to grow as Americans learn of the conflict in Vietnam.
Soldiers discuss the psychological shock of witnessing death on the battlefield.
A journalist discovers that it is not always possible to remain neutral reporting on war.
In a taped conversation, President Johnson expresses concern about the war in Vietnam.