Written by: Stephen Hsu
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Ken Burns’ Vietnam documentary is incredibly good. Possibly the best documentary I’ve ever seen. It’s heartbreaking tragedy, with perspectives from all sides of the conflict: Americans and North and South Vietnamese, soldiers from both sides, war protestors, war planners, families of sons and daughters who died in the war.
I was a child when the war was winding down, so the America of the documentary is very familiar to me.
Here’s the PBS web page from which you can stream all 18 hours. I have been watching the version that contains unedited explicit language and content (not broadcasted).
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