While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans’ attention and forces President Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war. When hundreds of thousands of North Vietnamese troops pour into the south, Saigon descends rapidly into chaos and collapses. For the next 40 years, Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for healing and reconciliation.
September 28, 2017
The Vietnam War: 10: The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans & Vietnamese from all sides seek reconciliation.
September 27, 2017
The Vietnam War: 09: A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)South Vietnam fights alone as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. POWs return.
September 26, 2017
The Vietnam War: 08: The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.
September 25, 2017
The Vietnam War: 07: The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, wins the presidency.
September 24, 2017
The Vietnam War: 06: Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.
September 21, 2017
The Vietnam War: 05: This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.
September 20, 2017
The Vietnam War: 04: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, as the antiwar movement grows.
September 19, 2017
The Vietnam War: 03: The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ bombs the North and sends US troops to the South.