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The New Series on the Vietnam War, and the Mysteries of Historical Resonance

6 days agoNews : James Fallows

The Ken Burns / Lynn Novick 18-hour series on The Vietnam War began its run on PBS on Sunday night and…

Who's Ready to Revisit the Fashion and Culture of the Early 00s?

6 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Vietnam War: The River Styx on PBS at 8:00pm ET. I've been hearing some great things about this new Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary about Vietnam. I've been put off so far by the fact that it's 18...

Ken Burns’s Vietnam War

I watched the first episode of the PBS Vietnam War series and thought it was good so far. I don’t think anything was said I didn’t already know, but a lot of it was stuff most people don’t know. I was a bit dismayed to find people on social media trashing it, some of whom […]

Ken Burns's Vietnam Documentary Promotes Misleading History

Its first episode can be understood as a sophisticated exercise in empire denial.

How Vietnam War-era music fuels Ken Burn’s new documentary

last weekNews : USAToday: News

In 2017, music is shaping the Vietnam War in a new PBS film.        

It took Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 10 years to unbury the secrets of the Vietnam War

When you make plans to watch a Ken Burns documentary, you often have to clear out a lot of DVR space: 11 hours for "The Civil War," 14 hours for "The Roosevelts" and, starting on Sept. 17, 18 hours for "The Vietnam War." But as sprawling as these series can be --"The Vietnam War" starts in 1858...

With TV epic, Ken Burns seeks fuller understanding of Vietnam War

A half century after the United States plunged into war in Vietnam, scars remain unhealed. With a 10-part television epic, Ken Burns is hoping for a fuller understanding. The celebrated documentary filmmaker has invested 10 years into...Show More Summary

Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary wades into Vietnam’s ‘Big Muddy’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Strolling down a street in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam last month, I came upon a sidewalk shop selling shiny wood caskets. When I stopped to take some pictures, the elderly owner came out, smiling, and asked where I was from. “America,” I told him, and he broke into a wide grin. Was I...

A New Ken Burns Documentary Series, ‘The Strain’ Finale, and More TV You Must See This Week

By Karen Gomez Plus new ‘Gotham,' ‘Transparent,' ‘Vice Principals,' and comedy specials The article A New Ken Burns Documentary Series, ‘The Strain’ Finale, and More TV You Must See This Week appeared first on Film School Rejects.

Burns, Novick on "credibility gap" of presidents during Vietnam War

Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick said the public's distrust in political leadership evolved during the Vietnam War

Ken Burns' New PBS Doc Wades Into Vietnam’s Big Muddy

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Ken Burns aims to win hearts and minds with his epic Vietnam series, but loses sight of how we got involved.

Documentarian Ken Burns on How Vietnam Explains the Current Political Moment: New at Reason

last weekNews : Reason

Filmmaker Ken Burns is best known as the disembodied voice accompanying black-and-white photographs of everything from baseball players to whiskey bootleggers to Confederate soldiers. This fall, he's back with a new 10-part documentary for PBS, The Vietnam War, created with longtime collaborator Lynn Novick. Show More Summary

The Vietnam War: 18 hours of exceptional television that try to ‘say what happened’

Ken Burns & Lynn Novick's The Vietnam War attempts to tell the story of it through "the experiences of ordinary people who lived through it from all sides." Read this story »

Full Interview: Tom Brokaw Speaks to Team Behind 'Vietnam War' Documentary

Tom Brokaw sat down with "The Vietnam War" co-directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, two critically aclaimed documentary filmmakers whose films he said "tell us who we are as Americans."

The People We Forget When We Remember the Vietnam War

When filmmaker Lynn Novick signed on to co-direct The Vietnam War, the new 10-part, 18-hour PBS documentary, with Ken Burns, she advocated incorporating a large dose of Vietnamese perspective into the project. Novick—who, at 55, came of age in the war’s aftermath—had long sensed that the United States’ failure in the conflict hinged in part on […]

Ken Burns says John McCain wanted to see one specific part of his new documentary series, 'The Vietnam War'

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new 18-hour documentary series, "The Vietnam War," premieres Sunday on PBS, and it feels as searingly immediate as it is soaked in history. Burns rejects the notion that history repeats itself, but at a Bank...Show More Summary

Pay attention to Ken Burns’ ‘The Vietnam War’ on PBS, there's much to learn

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, who a decade ago co-directed "The War," about World War II, have now made "The Vietnam War." Written — like that series and other Burns projects running back to "The Civil War" — by Geoffrey C. Ward, it begins Sunday on PBS, with 10 episodes running some 18 hours. The...

A Ball O’ Confusion Is Comin' to Your TV: Ken Burns' PBS Series on Vietnam Gives Its Corporate Sponsors Little to Worry About

Don't expect an honest accounting of the atrocities commited by the U.S. Breaking fake news! Bank of America is withdrawing its support for the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick PBS documentary series "The Vietnam War," which starts Sunday night, because the series turned out to be too antiwar. Show More Summary

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