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The Vietnam War on KERA

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The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Scroll below to find out when to watch the film on KERA TV, how to stream online and more.

Watch on KERA TV:

Episode 1, Déjá Vu (1858-1961)
Sunday, Sept. 17 at 7pm & 8:30pm; Sunday, Sept. 24 at 10am

Episode 2, Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)
Monday, Sept. 18 at 7pm & 9pm; Sunday, Sept. 24 at 11:30am

Episode 3, The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)
Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7pm & 9pm; Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1pm

Episode 4, Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)
Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7pm & 9pm; Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3pm

Episode 5, This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)
Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7pm & 9pm; Sunday, Sept. 24 at 5pm

Episode 6, Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)
Sunday, Sept. 24 at 7pm & 9pm

Episode 7, The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)
Monday, Sept. 25 at 7pm & 9pm

Episode 8, The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7pm & 9pm

Episode 9, A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)
Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7pm & 9pm

Episode 10, The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7pm & 9pm


Watch on KERA Passport:

All 10 episodes of The Vietnam War will be avialable on KERA Passport beginning September 17, 2017 through December 31, 2017. To activate your Passport account, or to become a member, click here.


Watch Think with Krys Boyd:

Ahead of the film’s premiere, filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick sat down with host Krys Boyd to discuss the scope of the film. Listen to the Think interview here, or watch on KERA TV at the following times:

Part 1 — Monday, Sept. 18 at 8:30pm

Part 2 — Thursday, Sept. 21 at 8:30pm


Available Versions of The Vietnam War:

Watch the explicit language version here.

Watch in Spanish here.

Watch in Vietnamese here.

Resources for Veterans

Are you a vet? You can browse our list of veteran help resources here.


More questions about The Vietnam War? Contact our Audience & Member Services Department at 214-740-9272.