The Vietnam War

THE VIETNAM WAR is a 10 part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. An immersive 360-degree narrative, the series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. 

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The film features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations.

The series features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from many of the greatest artists of the era, and original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

The Vietnam War | Evening with WKAR

Sep 15, 2017

FREE – Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m. at WKAR | Join the conversation around this landmark documentary series | RESERVE FREE SEATS HERE

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Sat. Sept. 23 Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, MI | Join WGVU and WKAR at this celebration of veterans and their families!

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Sun., Aug. 6 at 7pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Take an introductory look at The Vietnam War from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick! Watch and call or GIVE NOW.

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Thur., Aug. 3 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns! Watch and call or GIVE NOW.

2017 National Memorial Day Concert

May 19, 2017
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Sun. May 28 at 8pm and again at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate Memorial Day LIVE from the  West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol with the National Memorial Day Concert