East Tennessee PBS is proud to present THE VIETNAM WAR: East Tennessee Story, a community project centered around the impact of the Vietnam War, in particular, bringing the East Tennessee perspective to this important piece of American History.
This project holds as it's centerpiece Ken Burns and Linda Novick's epic documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR which premieres on East Tennessee PBS September 17, 2017. With an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
In addition, East Tennessee PBS has created a number of events and opportunities designed to honor our Veterans and provide a local point-of-view to this story.
Screenings: The project includes screenings of documentaries that chronicle the war experience from the eyes of those who lived it.
On-Air Programming: We will showcase various Vietnam War related programming, including a live/tape broadcast with live interview with area Vietnam Veterans and guest host John Becker from WBIR and an episode of Tennessee Life where host Vickie Lawson joins Vietnam Veterans on a trip to the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
The Wall That Heals: Mayor Tim Burchett has sponsored bringing The Wall That Heals to Knoxville on October 4 - 8, East Tennessee PBS is helping to create awareness for this event.
Veterans Honor Dinner: Join East Tennessee PBS at The Foundry on October 5 for a special dinner to honor our area veterans. This special event will provide a free ticket for every ticket purchased.
Ken Burns' epic documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR premieres September 17, 2017. A ten-part, 18 hour series is an immersive narrative that tells this story as its never been told before.
We explore the impact of the Vietnam War and East Tennessee with several locally produced films. Learn more about the documentaries and their screenings.
East Tennessee PBS will be running a number of Military, Veteran and Vietnam related programming for this project. View details of the programs and their air times.
Join East Tennessee PBS as we honor our area veterans on Thursday, October 8, 2017 for a special dinner. Buy tickets now.
We thank the sponsors for this project, as they make this special outreach possible.