Stream Online The Vietnam War, the New Documentary by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Right now, PBS is in the midst of airing The Vietnam War, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The "immersive 360-degree narrative" tells "the epic story of the Vietnam War," using never-before-seen footage and interviews. If you're not watching the series on the TV, you can also view it on the web and through PBS apps for smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Episode 1 appears above. Find all of them here.

Note: If these videos don't stream outside of the US, we apologize in advance. Sometimes PBS geo-restricts their videos. Also, these videos likely won't stay online forever. If you're interested in watching the series, I'd get going sooner than later.

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  • Randy says:

    “there is no mention of Vietnamese dead, only Americans”

    Pilger demonstrates himself to be an idiot, purporting to review a 10-episode series based on the only episode he claims to have seen.

    I’ve seen all 8 episodes shown so far, and it by no means is a whitewash. Clearly at every step along the way, from start to apparent finish, the US made the wrong decision. The series makes that pretty clear except to the people who insist on plastering their own interpretation on top of it, regardless of the content.

    My only complaint is that you’re still left wondering (so far) what the heck was going on in North Korea at that time, to motivate so many to just throw away their lives. No matter what government lies they were fed, plainly many, many people were not coming back from their missions. They had to know it was pointless.

  • Randy says:

    (This site requires so many scripts to be enabled… is OpenCulture running a coin mine or what?)

    “there is no mention of Vietnamese dead, only Americans”

    Pilger demonstrates himself to be an idiot, purporting to review a 10-episode series based on the only episode he claims to have seen.

    I’ve seen all 8 episodes shown so far, and it by no means is a whitewash. Clearly at every step along the way, from start to apparent finish, the US made the wrong decision. The series makes that pretty clear except to the people who insist on plastering their own interpretation on top of it, regardless of the content.

    My only complaint is that you’re still left wondering (so far) what the heck was going on in North Korea at that time, to motivate so many to just throw away their lives. No matter what government lies they were fed, plainly many, many people were not coming back from their missions. They had to know it was pointless.

  • Jordan Bell says:

    This link is useless for Canadians. Perhaps also for anyone outside the USA. Is this site just for Americans?

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