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‘The Vietnam War’ 18-Hour PBS Series to Begin Airing Tonight

September 17, 2017

The series starts tonight in Hawaii on PBS Hawaii at 8:00pm.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new 10-part, 18-hour documentary series tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. The series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Learn More

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“It’s not over, it’s not over,” Sen. John McCain said of the Vietnam War.

McCain, a POW in Hanoi for five years, had been asked by on Tuesday night whether he agreed with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns that Vietnam is still “unfinished business” — for the U.S. and for Vietnam.

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