The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

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Episode Guide

Beginning October 3, the 10-part series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will re-air on a weekly basis. Tune in Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., beginning October 3 on Nine PBS. Episodes are available to stream online for 2 weeks after each rebroadcast. Nine Passport members have access to all episodes until 12/31/17.

Episode One | “Déjà Vu” (1858-1961) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m.
After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided into North and South.

Episode Two | “Riding the Tiger” (1961-1963) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, October 3 at 9:30 p.m.
As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with American involvement in South Vietnam.

Episode Three | “The River Styx” (January 1964-December 1965) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m.
With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ begins bombing the North and sends US troops to the South.

Episode Four | “Resolve” (January 1966-June 1967) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m.
US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, while the antiwar movement grows.

Episode Five | “This Is What We Do” (July 1967-December 1967) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m.
President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.

Episode Six |  “Things Fall Apart” (January 1968-July 1968) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.

Episode Seven | “The Veneer of Civilization” (June 1968-May 1969) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m.
After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, narrowly wins the presidency.

Episode Eight | “The History of the World” (April 1969-May 1970) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Nixon withdraws troops but when he sends forces into Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.

Episode Nine | “A Disrespectful Loyalty” (May 1970-March 1973) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m.
South Vietnam fights on its own as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. The POWs return.

Episode Ten | “The Weight of Memory” (March 1973-Onward) - Rebroadcasts Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for reconciliation.

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The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War on Nine PBS

The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that premiered September 17, 2017 on Nine PBS.

In an immersive 360-degree 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.

Beginning October 3, the 10-part series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will re-air on a weekly basis. Tune in Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., beginning October 3.

Learn more at and Join the conversation at #VietnamWarPBS.

Story Collection Project

Story Collection Project

The Nine Network is partnering with the Missouri History Museum to gather diverse perspectives from members of the community. Veterans, those on the home front, and the Vietnamese community are encouraged to submit stories and remembrances online at

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Streaming Schedule:

Beginning October 3, the 10-part series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will re-air on a weekly basis. Episodes will also be available to stream online for 2 weeks after each rebroadcast.

Ep. 1 10/3/1710/17/17
Ep. 2 10/3/1710/17/17
Ep. 3 10/10/1710/24/17
Ep. 4 10/17/1710/31/17
Ep. 5 10/24/1711/7/17
Ep. 6 10/31/1711/14/17
Ep. 7 11/7/1711/21/17
Ep. 8 11/14/1711/28/17
Ep. 9  11/21/1712/5/17
Ep. 10 11/28/1712/12/17

Nine Passport members have access to all episodes from 9/17/17 to 12/31/17, beginning Sunday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.


The Vietnam War Community Impact Report

The Nine Network is able to achieve community impact through the power of public media. The scale of Nine’s reach across the region is a distinctively unique asset. We are a trusted convener and storyteller around issues affecting our region. The result of our work raises awareness, increases understanding, and moves our community to action. View the report.

Resources for Veterans

Through our work with community partners we have learned more about how this powerful documentary may be difficult for some to watch. Please know that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides a wide range of services for veterans and their families.
Services are available from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ St. Louis Health Care System Mental Health Office. Call (314) 894-6653 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about available services.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs’ responders through a confidential hotline, online chat, or text. Responders are live, not recorded, and can be reached 24/7 at (800) 273-8255, press 1. You can also send a text to: 838255. Or visit to immediately chat with someone online.

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