Vietnam War

About THE VIETNAM WAR: In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 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.

WXXI Programs:

Check out video clips from the series, upcoming programs and other on-demand Vietnam War public media programs: See more video on-demand programs here.

Veteran Support Resources Listing

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service. Call 1-800-273-8255 or Text 838255


Veterans Crisis Line

Save

Save

Save

Vietnam War Stories

These stories from WXXI News help to shape an understanding of the reasoning and impact from The Vietnam War in Rochester, NY.Listen, Watch and Learn More about the Vietnam War Experiences of 17...
WXXI is gathers stories told by local men and women who have served their country.

On-Demand Vietnam War Programming

StoryCorps and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE partner to bring a collection of interviews with Vietnamese Americans and Vietnam Veterans.
After war, our veterans enter a new kind of battle. This radio documentary shares deeply moving stories of numerous veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. And who are trying to put their lives back together at home. How do they heal from the trauma of war, psychologically and spiritually?
"Tom's War," the newest animated short from StoryCorps, brings a new dimension to our current remembrance of Vietnam. See this animated short on-demand
Vietnam veterans from the New York tri-state area discuss their service and the war.
On July 18, 1965, U.S. Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton took off from the aircraft carrier USS Independence leading a 28-plane mission over the city of Thanh Hoa in North Vietnam. Denton’s plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire during the attack, and for the next eight long years, he would battle the North Vietnamese as a prisoner of war in the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from WWII to Vietnam to Afghanistan. 
On-Demand: A 3 part series features the U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia in the '50s and '60s.
Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.
On-Demand
Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America. Watch On-Demand
Over 20,000 American children lost their fathers during the Vietnam War. Their stories serve as powerful testimonies about the true cost of war. Watch On-Demand

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service. Call 1-800-273-8255 or Text 838255


Veterans Crisis Line