Vietnam War

Vietnam War

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the war as it's never before been told on film. The 10-part series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, American and Vietnamese, bringing the war and its chaotic epoch viscerally to life.

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Resolve

North Vietnamese troops stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail and an antiwar movement builds at home.

Sun, Oct 22 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

This Is What We Do

Enemy body counts and American casualties mount as GIs chase an elusive foe and face deadly ambushes.

Tue, Oct 24 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Sun, Oct 29 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

Fri, Oct 27 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Fri, Oct 27 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Things Fall Apart

The brutality of the Tet Offensive unfolds on television. President Johnson decides not to run again.

Tue, Oct 31 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Nov 3 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

Sun, Nov 5 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

Fri, Nov 3 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Fri, Nov 3 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

The Veneer of Civilization

America is at odds over the war. Soldiers on all sides witness savagery and unflinching courage.

Tue, Nov 7 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Nov 9 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

Wed, Nov 8 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The History of the World

When American troop withdrawals begin, soldiers left in Vietnam ask what they are fighting for.

Tue, Nov 14 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Nov 17 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

Wed, Nov 15 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

A Disrespectful Loyalty

President Nixon strikes a peace deal with Hanoi that allows American prisoners of war to come home.

Tue, Nov 21 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Nov 23 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

Wed, Nov 22 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The Weight of Memory

For the next 40 years, Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for healing and reconciliation.

Tue, Nov 28 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Nov 29 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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