Season 1: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS this Fall – Sunday, September 17, 2017. 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.

Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided.

Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

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

Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)

The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)

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

Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)

Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)

The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)

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

Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)

Video thumbnail: The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)

The Vietnam War | Broadcast Version

The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)

Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans & Vietnamese from all sides seek reconciliation.

The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)