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You’re Invited - WDSE•WRPT Community Screening

PBS Previews: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

  • Tuesday August 22, 2017
  • Hibbing Memorial Building
  • 6:30 Screening - Little Theater
  • 7:30 Coffee and Conversation - Dining Room

PBS Previews: The Vietnam War

This one hour program takes an inside look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall's most anticipated film.

Regionally, WDSE•WRPT is working in collaboration with veteran’s organizations, community partners and the statewide Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA) to find untold stories of those impacted by Vietnam War, and gathering a rich collection of regional interviews, multimedia content and holding a series of community discussions that encourage and extend our conversation about The Vietnam War Wall and more:

Veteran Video Series:
Powerful video portraits of Minnesota and Wisconsin Vietnam veterans…in their own words.

Digital Story Wall:
Invites sharing and exploration of personal videos, narratives and photos shared by Minnesotans who fought in Vietnam and those whose lives it changed at home.

Community Gatherings:
Series of events featuring screenings and community discussions.

About the entire documentary series:

The Vietnam War is a 10 part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick which debuts on WDSE•WRPT and PBS stations nationwide on September 17, 2017. An immersive 360-degree narrative, the series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations.