THE VIETNAM WAR
PBS, PREMIERING TONIGHT
(Sundays through Thursdays, 8 ET/PT, times may vary)
With their latest film for PBS, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tackle what may be their most controversial topic yet: a war that ripped apart our nation’s social and political fabric, creating divisions that exist to this day. For 18 hours over 10 nights, they attempt to explain the war and its effects, offering as many perspectives as possible while trying to answer a question that still haunts so many who lived through the conflict: “How could this have happened?” It’s a hard question to face, but the wounds may never heal if we don’t.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.