If I were a high school history teacher giving a lesson about the Vietnam War, I’d forget the lectures and just have the students watch the Vietnam War documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Even at 10 parts and more than 18 hours, The Vietnam War is a history lesson well worth attending. I […]
Even at 10 parts and more than 18 hours, The Vietnam War is a history lesson well worth attending.
I was in high school and college during the Vietnam War but I learned so much more from the film about the history of our involvement in Vietnam, and the politics behind it, than I ever knew.
The premiere episode of The Vietnam War which aired Sunday, Sept. 17 is PBS’s highest-rated telecast of the 2016-17 season.
The premiere episode garnered a 6.0 rating, more than 300% greater than PBS’s average primetime rating.
The Vientam War is currently re-airing on Tuesday nights at 9 ET on PBS from now until Nov. 28.
“To know that so many people watched the film and became engaged with it is a tremendous honor,” said Burns.
“We hope that all those who watched it will continue to learn about the war and its legacy and talk about it with their friends and family.”