As of today, only 10 days remain for you to stream all 10 episodes of the epic documentary series The Vietnam War, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, via Lakeshore PBS Passport. Make it a thing and watch one episode per day, or let it ride and watch several at a time – the choice is yours but you don’t want to miss this film.
The Vietnam War gives viewers an immersive 360-degree narrative as Burns and Novick tell the 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 also features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from artists of the era.
Tell your story – Share your videos, photographs, or just write a short story about your experiences from the Vietnam era on this unique PBS Platform. Be sure to read what others have shared while you’re there!
Lakeshore PBS members can stream all 10 episodes via Lakeshore PBS Passport until May 31, 2019. Passport, our newest member benefit, gives you extended access to an on-demand library of both PBS programs as well as select locally-produced shows (check out season 9 of Making the Grade) through the free PBS app on your phone, tablet or TV streaming device.