Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)
On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the south, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on Johnson’s promise that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.” The president decides not to run again and the country is staggered by assassinations and unrest.
In a taped conversation, President Johnson laments press coverage of the war.
During the Tet Offensive, South Vietnamese fear for their lives.
A captured Army doctor recounts his experience of being taken prisoner by the Viet Cong.