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Ken Burns’ ‘The Vietnam War’ Averaged 6.7M Viewers, Reached 34M In Live + 7, For PBS

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary The Vietnam War averaged 6.7 million viewers across its 10 nights in Live + 7 Day stats, PBS announced Thursday morning. The epic doc enjoyed a reach of just under 34 million. These ratings results...Show More Summary

When Trump goes to Vietnam, I hope he can learn something from Ken Burns, Le Ly and me

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How the president should have prepared for his trip to my birthplace.        

Vietnam Catharsis: Welcome Release From Burns and Novick | Blatant Berry

I’m certain I am not the only American who has finally achieved the catharsis we needed for so long by watching PBS’s production The Vietnam War, the great film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The tragedy of the events and the emotions many of us have borne since have finally been given release and relief in this newest archival work of art. Show More Summary

Kindly Uncle Shelby

It’s not news that Shelby Foote, who dominated Ken Burns’s The Civil War, was a straightforward apologist for the Confederacy: I’m guessing the follow-up question wasn’t “What do you think the best example of principled Confederate support for states’ rights was — their strong support for a federal Fugitive Slave Act or demand for a […]

Debate over Ken Burns Civil War doc continues over decades

From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. The 11-hour, nine-part series premiered in September … Click to Continue »

New tour of the West follows itinerary crafted with filmmaker Ken Burns

Where in the West would documentary filmmaker Ken Burns recommend you visit? Burns and Connecticut-based Tauck travel company have crafted a Mythic West tour to Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone that’s equal parts cultural history and natural wonders. Yellowstone National Park and the Teton Mountains...

Historians Clap Back At The Trump Administration’s Civil War History

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Writers and historians like Ken Burns have a lot to say about John Kelly’s understanding of the Civil War.

Filmmaker Ken Burns Reminds John Kelly What Caused The Civil War: Slavery

WASHINGTON — Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has weighed in on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s controversial comments about the Civil War, saying that while many factors contributed to the conflict, one caused it: slavery.

Filmmaker Ken Burns Reminds John Kelly What Caused The Civil War: Slavery

President Donald Trump's chief of staff said Monday a “lack of an ability to compromise" triggered the war.

Sarah Sanders Claims John Kelly Learned Civil War Nonsense From Ken Burns. She’s Probably Right.

We would like to believe that nice Ken Burns could not depict the same ideas as nasty John Kelly.

The excellent Vietnam documentary series is a reminder that we need to learn from history

Picture credit: The CIA In Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War, President Kennedy is quoted as saying: “We don’t have a prayer of staying in Vietnam.  These people hate us.  But I can’t give up a piece of territory like that to the Communists and then get the people to re-elect me.”  LBJ felt […]

‘Watching Boston Grow’ Treasures The City’s Past

By Jacob Oller It’s like a timelapse met Ken Burns in an old library, but fun. arrison Jeffs and Sebastian Crank’s tribute to the history of Boston takes photos of the 387-year-old city from the 1930s, when things resembled modernity, and found the exact angle and location each was shot. Show More Summary

In Ken Burns’s Vietnam War Documentary, Claims of Objectivity Obscure Patriotic Bias

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

By accepting patriotic doctrine even as it claims to present all sides, the epic documentary takes some slippery liberties with truth and history. The post In Ken Burns’s Vietnam War Documentary, Claims of Objectivity Obscure Patriotic Bias appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Capitalist triumphalism: a brief history

Ken Burns’ history of the Vietnam war is getting many plaudits. What’s not been noted about it, though, is that it reminds us of something we’ve forgotten – that the victory of capitalism over communism was not generally regarded as...

The Ken Burns version, cont’d

(Scott Johnson) I watched all 18 hours of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick/Geoffrey Ward documentary The Vietnam War. Ten years in the making, it draws on enormous resources to fix our history in falsity. It seeks to endow the war as portrayed by the antiwar left with the status of the authorized version. Show More Summary

Vietnam and the War on Drugs: What We Forget, We Repeat

History has shown the anti-war protesters to be on the right side of the argument. I just finished watching the 18-hour documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novice on the Vietnam War. To call it an epic masterpiece is an understatement–to call it a definitive documentary on one of the most complex events in U.S. Show More Summary

What You're In For: That New Vietnam Documentary

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have a new Vietnam series making the rounds. Is it the same old America-hatred or something new?

Check Out The New-York Historical Society's Ambitious Vietnam War Exhibit

If you’ve streamed your way through all ten episodes of the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary and still want to make a friend of Horror, head over to the New-York Historical Society for their Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition. [ more › ...

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