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The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and the Augusta Vet Center are offering support services to veterans who may be emotionally impacted by the Ken Burns 10-part series, "The Vietnam War." [Read More]
"The Vietnam War" begins in reverse. After a brief introduction, there's a sequence of familiar footage, running backward. Napalm is sucked out of the jungle. Bombs fall up. A prisoner springs to life as a bullet shoots from his head into the chamber of a gun.The sequence feels like a mission statement for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's plangent, encyclopedic, sometimes wearying documentary. Yes, you've seen these images before. But to have even a chance... [Read More]
"The Vietnam War" begins in reverse. After a brief introduction, there's a sequence of familiar footage, running backward. Napalm is sucked out of the jungle. Bombs fall up. A prisoner springs to life as a bullet shoots from his head into the chamber of a gun.The sequence feels like a mission statement for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's plangent, encyclopedic, sometimes wearying documentary. Yes, you've seen these images before. But to have even a chance... [Read More]
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Palm Beach County lost 76 sons in Vietnam War... [Read More]
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) was usually more interested in delivering tirades than seeking advice, but in February 1968 LBJ needed answers. According to Gen. William Westmoreland, the commander of U.S. Forces in Vietnam, the unanticipated Tet Offensive had transformed the Vietnam War. If LBJ wanted to win the war ... [Read More]
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"The Vietnam War," a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, features an image of a young Libby. [Read More]
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The Ken Burns / Lynn Novick 18-hour series on The Vietnam War began its run on PBS on Sunday night and continues through this week and next. I felt about as familiar with that era as I could imagine—with its tensions at the time, with the journalism and literature that came out of it, with the historical assessments, with the war's role in music and movies and others parts of pop culture and public imagination. Even so I found this a tremendously revealing series. I recommend it very highly. Please find a way to watch—now, or in the many... [Read More]
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In the "Second Wave" podcast produced by KUOW public radio in Seattle and PRX, host Thanh Tan explores the experience of her parent's generation who fled the Vietnam War and settled in the U.S. as refugees, and the experience of her generation who were born and raised in the U.S. [Read More]
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Air date: Tues., Sept. 19, 8:00 pm... [Read More]
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To understand Ken Burns' 18-hour Vietnam documentary, listen to the music. The haunting score tells you: This will be a tale of misery. And indeed, Burns and his co-author Geoffrey C. Ward conclude their script by writing, "The Vietnam War was a tragedy, immeasurable and irredeemable. But meaning can be found in the individual stories... [Read More]
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Government mistrust had been building for a long time. Then a man rode it to the White House. [Read More]
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Sure seems like a slow adoption. [Read More]
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Leonides Cantu Jr., who also received three Bronze Star medals, among other honors, died Sept. 10 at 78. [Read More]
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Top TV selections for Sunday, Sept. 24. [Read More]
Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: We return now to the legacy of the Vietnam War and a story of one woman whose pilot father was shot down over neighboring Laos. She went on a mission to find the place he died and some measure of comfort. A new film lays out her odyssey along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Special correspondent Mike Cerre, a Vietnam veteran himself, reports. REBECCA RUSCH, Firefighter: I don't have any of my own personal memories of my dad. I mean, he left when I was very young. We have... [Read More]
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Can't find the latest Ken Burns doc on Netflix? Don't worry, you can still stream it! [Read More]
Some months ago I and a dozen other local veterans attended a screening at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, a preview of a new documentary on the Vietnam war by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The screening was a one-hour summation of this 10-part documentary, 18 hours long. The series began showing on PBS …... [Read More]
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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed the 10-episode event — The Vietnam War (airing Sundays-Thursdays on PBS beginning on Sept. 17) — which chronicles the human tragedy of the Vietnam... [Read More]
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Broadcast Version. On demand, streaming video from WGCU Public Media... [Read More]
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All these years after the Vietnam War, Americans can't even agree on what happened, and why, or who were the heroes and who were the villains, writes Ted Diadiun, reflecting on the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick TV series. [Read More]
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