Vietnam: A Television History: The American Experience
WGBH (1983)
Documentary, History, War
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660 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1
Will Lyman Narrator
Everett Alvarez
George Ball
Dai Bao
Herbert Bluechel
Charles Henri Bonfils
J. Lawton Collins
Ted Danielsen
Bill Erhart
Leslie Gelb
Producer Elizabeth Deane
Margaret Drain
Austin Hoyt
Martin Smith
Writer Elizabeth Deane
Austin Hoyt
Martin Smith
Andrew Pearson
Musician Mickey Hart
Bill Kreutzmann
George Gousis

A six-year project from conception to completion, Vietnam: A Television History carefully analyzes the costs and consequences of a controversial but intriguing war. From the first hour through the last, the series provides a detailed visual and oral account of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking on many military and foreign policy issues.

A seminal television event when it premiered as a 13-part series on PBS in 1983, Vietnam: A Television History was edited to 11 hours and rebroadcast in 1997. The series won television's top awards, including seven Emmys, the George Foster Peabody Award, the duPont/Columbia Journalism Award, the George Polk Award, two Writer's Guild Awards, and the Erik Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians. The duPont/Columbia jurors noted, "These 13 hours of spellbinding, journalistically exemplary television have deservedly been called a landmark in American broadcast journalism and the most important and most compelling documentary series ever made. The power and importance of this series will endure."
Edition Details
Release Date 2004
Packaging Digipak
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 2.0 [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 3
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