September 13, 2017 / Modified sep 15, 2017 12:32 p.m.

The Vietnam War

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film.

vietnam_e2_viet_cong_rifle_hero Suspected Viet Cong soldier carrying a Russian-made rifle, awaiting interrogation. August 25, 1965 (PHOTO: PBS)

Monday, 8 p.m.
Episode Two - Riding the Tiger (1961- 1963)

President Kennedy inspires idealistic young Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.

Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Episode Three - The River Styx (January 1964 - December 1965)

With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ begins bombing the North and sends US troops to the South.

Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Episode Four - Resolve (January 1966 - June 1967)

US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, while the antiwar movement grows.

Thursday, 8 p.m.
Episode Five - This is What We Do (July - December 1967)
President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.

The Vietnam War: Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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