Vietnam War

About THE VIETNAM WAR: In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn 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, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

WXXI Programs & Events:

Check out video clips from the series, upcoming programs, community events and other on-demand Vietnam War public media programs:

Upcoming Vietnam War Programming

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Searching for Home: Coming Back from War explores, in their own words, the Truth, the Healing and the Hope of veterans from all generations returning home from war, and their search for the “home” they left behind – physically, mentally and spiritually.
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:30pm
A PBS Preview of THE VIETNAM WAR gives a 30 minute inside look at the making of the ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that is coming to PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:00pm
THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on WXXI-TV & PBS stations nationwide.

On-Demand Vietnam War Programming

See a PBS Preview of THE VIETNAM WAR on-demand. This is a 30 minute preview of the ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that is coming to PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.
Get a first look at THE VIETNAM WAR, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.
After war, our veterans enter a new kind of battle. This radio documentary shares deeply moving stories of numerous veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. And who are trying to put their lives back together at home. How do they heal from the trauma of war, psychologically and spiritually?
In this special edition of "Rochester History" in 1986, Assistant City Historian, Ruth Rosenber-Naparsteck, recounts the events of the Vietnam War era that took place in the City of Rochester.
On-Demand
StoryCorps and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE partner to bring a collection of interviews with Vietnamese Americans and Vietnam Veterans.
This film captures a complex aspect of the Vietnam War: the legacy of Latino veterans and their families during the conflict. Watch On-Demand
Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”
On July 18, 1965, U.S. Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton took off from the aircraft carrier USS Independence leading a 28-plane mission over the city of Thanh Hoa in North Vietnam. Denton’s plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire during the attack, and for the next eight long years, he would battle the North Vietnamese as a prisoner of war in the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from WWII to Vietnam to Afghanistan. 
On-Demand: A 3 part series features the U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia in the '50s and '60s.
The service of  women in the armed forces has been heroic, their sacrifices profound and their enormous accomplishments largely ignored.
Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.
Over 20,000 American children lost their fathers during the Vietnam War. Their stories serve as powerful testimonies about the true cost of war. Watch On-Demand

 

Upcoming Events

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 7:30pm
Vietnam: The War and The People presents a performance by monologist and conceptual artist John Borek at the MuCCC Theater.
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 7:30pm
Vietnam: The War and The People presents this performance of reenactment of Elizabeth Good's testimony at the Camden 28 trial at the MuCCC Theater
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:30pm
As part of Vietnam: The War and The People at MuCCC Theater, WXXI presents a FREE preview screening of Ken Burns' The Vietnam War followed by a discussion. Reservations required.
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 7:30pm
Vietnam: The War and The People presents a trio of one acts presented by Justin Rielly at the MuCCC Theater
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 7:30pm
Vietnam: The War and The People presents M.I.A. by Spencer Christiano to be performed at MuCCC Theater.
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:30pm
Vietnam: The War and The People presents a readings from J.R. Barth's Shadows from Can Tho at the MuCCC Theater.