PBS series on VIET NAM by Ken Burns starts tonight!

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Should be epic!

Up against the NFL, though.

The good thing about PBS is they will replay it, probably many times over the next year.
 
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I have so been looking forward to this. I can understand how some Vietnam vets might not want to watch, but for those of us who weren't there it's probably good that we have a better understanding of it and the whole era.
 
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I have so been looking forward to this. I can understand how some Vietnam vets might not want to watch, but for those of us who weren't there it's probably good that we have a better understanding of it and the whole era.
Exactly. Also too - Ken Burns. But, PBS American Experience also has some excellent documentaries on the subject. I recently watched one on My Lai. Even though I am familiar with what happened, I still learned a lot from it.
 
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Perhaps we as individuals can learn from it but it seems our government and military complex never learns from the past.
 
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I have so been looking forward to this. I can understand how some Vietnam vets might not want to watch, but for those of us who weren't there it's probably good that we have a better understanding of it and the whole era.
Exactly. Also too - Ken Burns. But, PBS American Experience also has some excellent documentaries on the subject. I recently watched one on My Lai. Even though I am familiar with what happened, I still learned a lot from it.
 
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I'm sure it will be good.

I've watched so many at this point now that I doubt there is much I will learn from it.

I'm kind of curious why they made it with the massive amount of documentaries already on the subject.
 
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