The Vietnam War: East Tennessee Story is a project to help enlighten and educate our community about the impact of The Vietnam War and the impact on our community. We have a number of programs scheduled to share a variety of viewpoints and perspectives.
Our schedule includes:
East Tennessee PBS Membership Event: Preview of Ken Burns' The Vietnam War
Monday, August 10 at 8:00
Join us in a special preview of the upcoming documentary series, Ken Burns' The Vietnam War. We will include special interviews with members of The Vietnam Veterans of America by WBIR's John Becker and show clips from our ongoing series The Vietnam War: East Tennessee Stories from Nollpix and Landgrant Films.
Ken Burns' & Lynn Novick The Vietnam War
Sunday, September 17 - Thursday, September 21
Sunday, September 24 - Thursday, September 28
THE VIETNAM WAR is a 10 part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. An immersive 360-degree narrative, the series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 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.
Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, 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 revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The series features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from many of the greatest artists of the era, and original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.