The Vietnam War: A Television History

Facilitator:    Sidna Rachid, 377-9568
Thursdays, January 14– March 3, 2016
1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Presentations: None required

The Vietnam War ripped the United States apart. As a baby boomer, I grew up during this turbulent period, but I really know little about the war and would like to know what it was all about.

I’ve chosen the American Experience documentary on the Vietnam War - Vietnam: A Television History - as the basis for this class. The series first aired in 1983. It had taken six years to make. Researchers had combed film archives in eleven countries and the result was a record of the conflict as it happened. The original thirteen-part program was later edited to eleven parts and rebroadcast in spring 1997.

Each week we’ll watch an episode from the 1997 version during the first hour of class. During the second hour a class member will facilitate a discussion about the information presented in the episode.

Please join me as I learn about this difficult period of our history.