Join us Thursday, Sept. 7 for a free screening of the much-anticipated Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The series features nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.
“To understand Vietnam is to arm yourself in the best sort of way for how to deal with our present incredibly fraught moments. It couldn’t be more relevant than it is today.” – Ken Burns
We will also preview “Vietnam in the Carolinas,” a 30-minute PBS Charlotte documentary by Reporter Jeff Sonier and Videographer Doug Stacker, which highlights stories of local people whose lives were impacted by the Vietnam War. “Vietnam in the Carolinas” will air in September on the following dates and times:
- • Premieres Sunday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 and 11 p.m.
- • Thursday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m.
- • Sunday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m.
For more information and to register, visit VIETNAM WAR preview.
To get a sneak peek at both documentaries, please visit WTVIPBSCharlotte.
THE VIETNAM WAR premieres on PBS Charlotte at the following days and times:
- • Vietnam War 101: Sunday, Sept. 17, 8– 9:30 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 102: Monday, Sept. 18, 8- 9:30 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 103: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 8-10 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 104: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 8-10 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 105: Thursday, Sept. 20, 8-9:30 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 106: Sunday, Sept. 24, 8–9:30 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 107: Monday, Sept. 25, 8-10 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 108: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 8-10 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 109: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 8-10 p.m.
- • Vietnam War 110: Thursday, Sept. 28, 8-10 p.m.
If you would like to read more on this project, here are some excellent and informative articles:
- • Ken Burns & Co-Director Lynn Novick on the Lesson in Their Latest Documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR – Parade
- • “Nobody’s Right:” Latest Ken Burns Documentary to Explore All Sides of Vietnam War – Austin Chronicle
- • Q&A with Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick About “THE VIETNAM WAR” – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
- • For Orange County Vietnamese, a Film About the War Shares a Glimpse Into Their Past Life – Los Angeles Times
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