American Experience: Vietnam - Television History

American Experience: Vietnam - Television History

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The 11-hour documentary Vietnam: A Television History uses archival footage in order to tell the story of America's involvement in Southeast Asia from 1945 through 1975. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include access to the American Experience website.See more details below

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Overview

The 11-hour documentary Vietnam: A Television History uses archival footage in order to tell the story of America's involvement in Southeast Asia from 1945 through 1975. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include access to the American Experience website.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
UPC:
0783421261099
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Time:
11:00:00
Sales rank:
32,744

Special Features

Closed Caption; Access to the American Experience website

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. The Cheapest Way to Security [9:11]
2. A History of Struggle [6:14]
3. Uncle Ho's Viet Minh [14:24]
4. Negotiations With France [12:09]
5. Dien Bien Phu and Geneva [17:46]
1. Premier Diem [9:52]
2. Consolidating Power [10:25]
3. A War of National Liberation [12:34]
4. Buddhist Resistance [7:21]
5. A Coup [14:51]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. New Governments [9:50]
2. The Gulf of Tonkin [7:51]
3. Viet Cong Attacks [7:50]
4. A Gradual Buildup [14:16]
5. No Retreat [15:46]
1. Enlistment [6:47]
2. A Hidden Society [16:35]
3. Doubts [4:09]
4. A Village Raid [:33]
5. Battlefield [10:16]
1. Political Solutions [8:39]
2. The Viet Cong [11:16]
3. On the Ground and in the Sky [11:25]
4. The American Imperialists [14:20]
5. Ho Chi Minh Trail [9:55]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
1. Public Relations Offensive [13:30]
2. Hue: Imperial Capital [12:45]
3. Mixed Messages [9:57]
4. Pressures on the President [15:32]
5. Talking and Fighting [3:50]
1. American Support [12:03]
2. Local Businesses [9:55]
3. Dien Bien Phu and Geneva [6:54]
4. The Phoenix Program [:11]
5. Vietnamization [11:24]
1. Laos [9:54]
2. Sihanouk's Balancing Act [9:33]
3. Lon Nol Takes Charge [8:12]
4. The Nixon Doctrine [6:53]
5. The Khmer Rouge [21:02]
Side #4 -- Disc 4
1. Coming Home [11:13]
2. Schisms [8:52]
3. Secret Talks and State Visits [10:15]
4. Agreement on the Table [17:53]
5. Peace at Hand [7:21]
1. Sharpening Debate [12:00]
2. Protest to Resistance [5:54]
3. The Campaign of 1968 [10:43]
4. Moratorium and Mobilization [5:43]
5. New Battlegrounds [9:36]
1. Ceasefire [13:00]
2. American Promises [10:04]
3. The North Advances [11:02]
4. Saigon Before the Rainy Season [7:10]
5. Evacuating Saigon [14:19]

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