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The Vietnam War: Local Stories

The Vietnam War

Watch on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, September 17-21 and 24-28 at 8pm

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides.


Student protesters face down riot police on Route 1, University of Maryland, 1970 (Photo source: University of Maryland Special Collections)

The Vietnam War on Boundary Stones

The Vietnam War era was a contentious period in Greater Washington. Read articles from WETA's local history blog about the impact of the war on our community.

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The Vietnam War: Share Your Story

Share Your Story

How did you experience the events of the Vietnam era? Share your videos, photographs, or just write a short story about your experience.

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A female demonstrator offers a flower to military police on guard at the Pentagon. October 21, 1967 (Source: National Archives and Records Administration)

Vietnam War in Washington Timeline

View a timeline of significant events in the Greater Washington area related to the Vietnam War.

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Finding My Mother, Finding Myself: Kim and Huong O'Connell

Local writer Kim O'Connell discusses her unique family history as the daughter of an American serviceman father and a Vietnamese mother. 


Vietnam in Washington

Vietnam in Washington

Fridays, September 22 and 29 at 8:30pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

This new local TV 26 program examines the Vietnam War's political and cultural impact on Greater Washington. Featuring a moderated panel of scholars, veterans and civilians, Vietnam in Washington offers perspectives on how the war shaped the life and cultural landscape of the region.

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The Vietnam War: Buy the DVD

The Vietnam War: Buy the DVD

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