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The Ken Burns Vietnam War Documentary Glosses Over Devastating Civilian Toll - The Intercept

“I think that when Americans talk about the Vietnam War … we tend to talk only about ourselves. But if we really want to understand it … or try to answer the fundamental question, 'What happened?' You've got to triangulate,” says filmmaker Ken Burns ...and more »

The Vietnam War Is a Staggering Documentary Achievement - Vulture

The last American chopper has left the roof of the American embassy in Saigon; with its departure, both the Vietnam War and The Vietnam War come to an end. What have we learned? In the PBS documentary's case, plenty. Producer and co-director Ken Burns ...and more »

Ken Burns' Vietnam War: An Object Lesson in the Failures of the Objective Lens - FAIR

In Ken Burns' introduction to The Vietnam War, bombs fly back into airplanes and flames leap off of houses into flamethrowers. If journalism resigns itself to being a “first draft of history,” Ken Burns' popular PBS documentaries, many co-directed by ...and more »

Veterans angry, disappointed following PBS' Vietnam War documentary - The Mercury News

VNAF (Vietnam Air Force) aircraft drops 250-pound bombs near the mountains west of Da Nang, Vietnam, as ARVN Rangers move into position for a battle with soldiers from the North during December of 1968. (Photo courtesy of Jack Wells). Expand. By ...and more »

The Vietnam War Is Not Over - Jacobin magazine

“The Vietnam War” Ken Burns says in a recent interview, “was the most important event in American history since World War II.” But, he explains, it's also an event that tore the United States apart, a war whose wounds have not yet healed, a war we ...and more »

What Not to Learn From Vietnam - New York Times

As the dust settles on the 18-hour documentary “The Vietnam War,” it seems unlikely that the longstanding debates engendered by the conflict will abate much in the film's aftermath. As is so often the case, most reviews, some written even before the ...and more »

A conversation with the writer of Ken Burns's documentary 'The Vietnam War' - amNY

amExpress spoke with Geoffrey C. Ward, a long-time collaborator with Ken Burns and the writer of the new documentary "The Vietnam War." Photo Credit: TNS / Handout. Updated September 28, 2017 6:00 AM. Print Share. Share Tweet Share Email. It can ...and more »

'The American War': You've watched all 18 hours of 'The Vietnam War.' Here's what Ken Burns wants you to remember. - Washington Post

After each episode of “The Vietnam War” airs, our new podcast — “The American War” — will break down the major themes and questions raised. We'll talk to Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and others involved with the documentary for a new perspective on how the ...and more »

What a KC-area veteran and Ken Burns' 'Vietnam War' taught us about our country - Kansas City Star (blog)

Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's stunning 18-hour exploration of the Vietnam War, aired on PBS and KCPT, has come to an end. The film was brilliant, substantial, uplifting and, like the war itself, often disturbing. The stories of heroism and service by ...and more »

Why I couldn't stop watching the PBS' Vietnam War series -

I get lots of left wing stuff via the internet, mostly from the U.S. I read it because I consider myself basically left, and it contains types of criticism you don't find elsewhere. The negative reactions to Ken Burns' 10-part PBS series, The Vietnam ...and more »