Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )

TV Series  -   -  Documentary | History | War
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 222 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Add a Plot

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 163 titles
created 27 May 2011
a list of 216 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
a list of 32 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
a list of 94 titles
created 27 Aug 2012
a list of 40 titles
created 2 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Vietnam: A Television History (1983– )

Vietnam: A Television History (1983– ) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Vietnam: A Television History.




1 win. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
 Narrator (11 episodes, 1983)
 Himself (8 episodes, 1983)
Chi Minh Ho ...
 Himself (6 episodes, 1983)
 Himself (5 episodes, 1983)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis




| |


| | |

Release Date:

4 October 1983 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(13 parts)

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Features Combat! (1962) See more »


Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Vietnam's answer to "The World at War"
14 February 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Or to CNN's recent "Cold War" series, which was produced by the same creative team who brought the realities of World War II so memorably to television in the 1970's.

This documentary series, co-ordinated by "chief correspondent" Stanley Karnow, was definitive. In my opinion, it was even better than Michael Maclear's excellent Canadian-made mini-series, "The Ten Thousand Day War".

Ho Chi Minh died in 1969 and now lies in state, just like Lenin or Mao, in his mausoleum in downtown Hanoi, less than a kilometre from the Lenin Monument on Dien Bien Phu Street.

Except for Ho, and Richard Nixon, every other major personage connected with the war seems to have co-operated in the production of this series. The producers also obtained interviews from scores of other participants and eyewitnesses. The war is covered thoroughly all the way back to its origins in French Indochina after the First World War when the Versailles peace treaty failed to recognize the aspirations of the Vietnamese.

It hardly seems so long since it first aired, but even after 15 years this PBS series holds up extremely well.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great Series sipowicz
Great Series sipowicz
How complete is the VHS edition? imdb-3438
What's the difference . . . lord_byron101
Discuss Vietnam: A Television History (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: