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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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Funding for The Vietnam War is provided by Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; David H. Koch; The Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society: Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Diane & Hal Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund
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.
A Marine phones his mother when he doesn't think he'll make it out of Vietnam alive.
A soldier describes the enormous high and enormous costs of combat.
A mother wonders how she'll be informed if her son is injured in combat.
Watch an official trailer for The Vietnam War.
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross discuss composing the film's score.
Two of the film’s participants discuss working with the filmmakers.
America's top critics are unanimous in their praise for The Vietnam War. #VietnamWarPBS
Watch an official trailer for The Vietnam War.
Watch an official trailer for The Vietnam War.
Watch an official trailer for The Vietnam War.