Last Days in Vietnam

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.

Tune in Saturday June 6th at 11pm.

'Thank you' gifts:

$72 / $6 ongoing monthly

2-DVD set, Last Days in Vietnam: American Experience

▪  theatrical-length version (single DVD)

▪  broadcast-length version (single DVD)

 

$96 / $8 ongoing monthly

Book, LIFE: The Vietnam Wars: 50 Years Ago - Two Countries Torn Apart

This special book will also include new interviews with veterans, a special photo essay on the history of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, a pictorial report on unified Vietnam today, a revisiting of LIFE's editorial treatment of the war, an account of legendary photographers (Burrows, Robert Capa) lost during the era in Southeast Asia (including a reminiscence by Burrows's son, Russell, and daughter-in-law, LIFE's own Bobbi Baker Burrows), a report on the other photographs that made history (Eddie Adams's execution shot, Nick Ut's "Napalm Girl," including Joe McNally's revisit with the grown woman in Canada, exclusively for LIFE). 

$180 / $15 ongoing monthly

Combo: 2-DVD set + DVD + Book

2-DVD set, Last Days in Vietnam

▪  theatrical-length version (single DVD)

▪  broadcast-length version (single DVD)

Book, LIFE: The Vietnam Wars: 50 Years Ago - Two Countries Torn Apart

DVD, The Day the 60s Died

The Day the 60s Died chronicles the chaotic month of May 1970, when it seemed America was at war with itself. From the students and guardsmen who witnessed the Kent State shootings to a young G.I. in the Cambodian jungle, how did the events of that turbulent spring affect who these people became? How have the shockwaves from these events reverberated into the present? During May 1970, frustration and anger split American society apart and we still live in the aftermath of that rift. The Day the 60s Died is an important story to be told now as our nation grapples with the growing divide in how Americans see their nation and each other.