The Vietnam War
• 2017 • 5 episodes • 16h:34m
A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.
Deja Vu (1858-1961)
After nearly a century of French colonial rule, Vietnam emerges independent, but divided.
Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)
President John F. Kennedy and his advisors consider how deeply the U.S. should get involved in South Vietnam as a communist insurgency and Buddhist protests intensify.
A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)
The South Vietnamese fight on their own, succumbing to terrible losses in Laos. After he is reelected, President Richard Nixon strikes a peace deal with Hanoi that sees the release of American prisoners of war.
The Weight of Memory (March 1973 - Onwards)
Civil war continues in Vietnam as President Richard Nixon resigns. After North Vietnamese troops regain control of Saigon and the war ends, people from all sides search for reconciliation.