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The Vietnam War ()


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Season: 1 Year: 2017

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

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  • Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations.
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  Narrator (10 episodes, 2017)
Huy Duc ...
  Himself - N. Vietnam / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
Duong Van Mai Elliott ...
  Herself - Saigon / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
James Willbanks ...
  Himself - Army / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
Karl Marlantes ...
  Himself - Marines / ... (7 episodes, 2017)
John Musgrave ...
  Himself - Marines / ... (7 episodes, 2017)
Nguyen Ngoc ...
  Himself - N. Vietnamese Army / ... (7 episodes, 2017)
Bao Ninh ...
  Himself - N. Vietnamese Army / ... (7 episodes, 2017)
Phan Quang Tue ...
  Himself - Saigon (7 episodes, 2017)
Carol Crocker ...
  Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
Leslie Gelb ...
  Himself - Pentagon (6 episodes, 2017)
Roger Harris ...
  Himself - Marines / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
Bill Zimmerman ...
  Himself - Illinois / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
Bui Diem ...
  Himself - S. Vietnamese Diplomat (5 episodes, 2017)
Ron Ferrizzi ...
  Himself - Army (5 episodes, 2017)
Robert Gard ...
  Himself - Army / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
Hal Kushner ...
  Himself - POW / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
Tim O'Brien ...
  Himself - Army (5 episodes, 2017)
Neil Sheehan ...
  Himself - Journalist / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
Jack Todd ...
  Himself - Montreal / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
Philip Brady ...
  Himself - Marine Advisor (4 episodes, 2017)
Bill Ehrhart ...
  Himself - Marines / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Joe Galloway ...
  Himself - Journalist / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Matt Harrison ...
  Himself - Army / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Mike Heaney ...
  Himself - Army (4 episodes, 2017)
Le Cong Huan ...
  Himself - Viet Cong / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Le Minh Khue ...
  Herself - N. Vietnamese Army / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Merrill McPeak ...
  Himself - Airforce / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Dong Si Nguyen ...
  Himself - Viet Minh / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Vincent Okamoto ...
  Himself - Army (4 episodes, 2017)
Tran Ngoc Toan ...
  Himself - S. Vietnamese Marines (4 episodes, 2017)
Nguyen Van Tong ...
  Himself - Viet Minh / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Tom Vallely ...
  Himself - Marines (4 episodes, 2017)
Sam Wilson ...
  Himself - Army (4 episodes, 2017)
Everett Alvarez ...
  Himself - POW / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Nguyen Thoi Bung ...
  Himself - Viet Minh (3 episodes, 2017)
Phil Caputo ...
  Himself - Journalist (3 episodes, 2017)
Tran Ngoc Chau ...
  Himself - Los Angeles / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Le Quan Cong ...
  Himself - Viet Cong / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Jean-Marie Crocker ...
  Herself - Gold Star Mother / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Donald P. Gregg ...
  Himself - CIA / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Stuart Herrington ...
  Himself - Intelligence Officer (3 episodes, 2017)
Tran Ngoc 'Harry' Hue ...
  Himself - S. Vietnamese Army (3 episodes, 2017)
Eva Jefferson Paterson ...
  Herself - Illinois (3 episodes, 2017)
Ho Huu Lan ...
  Himself - N. Vietnamese Army / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
John Negroponte ...
  Himself - State Department / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Rufus Phillips ...
  Himself - C.I.A. / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Robert Rheault ...
  Himself - Special Forces (3 episodes, 2017)
Lo Khac Tam ...
  Himself - N. Vietnamese Army / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Lam Quang Thi ...
  Himself - S. Vietnamese Army (3 episodes, 2017)

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Plot Summary

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of 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. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

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Taglines There is no single truth in war. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vietnam (Germany)
  • La guerra de Vietnam (Spain)
  • Vietnamin sota (Finland)
  • Вьетнам (Russia)
  • Wojna wietnamska: Film Kena Burnsa i Lynn Novick (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 990 min
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Trivia Many of the combat footage reels shown throughout the series are not from the battle being discussed, for example, during the discussion of Saigon during the Tet Offensive, several videos filmed in the city of Hue are shown as if they are in Saigon. See more »
Goofs In a number of instances the music is totally out of place, an example being the use of Led Zeppelin's Kashmire (1975) to support content from 1969 and two previously unknown alternate takes of Beatles songs that weren't even released until Anthology (1995) - a full generation after the depicted events. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (2017). See more »

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