In publicity interviews before the series, Ken Burns seemed to suggest that the nation remains conflicted over whether the Vietnam war, which took the lives of 58,000 Americans, was worth it. The first episode last week seemed to promise to deliver an answer to that question.
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Not surprisingly, PBS’ documentary, “The Vietnam War” is getting more and more difficult to watch from episode to episode. Read more →
We’re three episodes in to Ken Burns’ outstanding series, The Vietnam War, and among the more compelling debates to come from its airing is the question of whether there really is no such thing as a ‘single truth’ in war. Read more →
For people like me who grew up hating everything about the Vietnam War, the politicians who gave it to us, the hard hats who insisted ‘America, love it or leave it,’ the opening of Ken Burns long-awaited documentary, The Vietnam War, came out hard. Read more →
Ken Burns’ ‘The War’ series provided a sentimental, if painful, look at World War II. There’s no way his latest epic can. It’s still too raw. America is still coming to grips with the discovery that our leaders are often con men. And sometimes, 50,000 young people die because of it. Read more →