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Brian Williams
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The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/28/2017 11:12:38 PM
Excellent series that is ending tonight. I watched all 10 episodes. Anyone else?

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jahenders
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Re: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/29/2017 11:07:22 AM
I recorded them, but haven't watched them yet.

I assume you'd say they're well worth wathcing?

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Re: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/29/2017 2:34:46 PM
I saw several episodes I thought they were informative.

Dick.

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Re: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/29/2017 6:13:06 PM
I didn't like the first episode at all, but I stuck with it and thought it was really good.

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Re: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/29/2017 7:10:31 PM
I haven`t been able to watch all episodes, but I have managed to watch some. Well done as all Ken Burns docs are.

What struck me, was the episode that covered the Jane Fonda "visit" to Hanoi. I was about 12 when that happened, and all I really recalled was that she whooped it up and thoroughly enjoyed a sit-down at an anti-aircraft gun.

What I don`t remember seeing before is where she not only called US airmen war criminals...but that they should be tried and executed!

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Re: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/29/2017 7:45:57 PM
I just taped the series on PBS, I think.

It was 2 hours long but someone just said that the series is 10 episodes.

I have only watched the first hour. Is there more to come beyond the 2 hours?

It brought back memories of that period in history.


cheers,

George


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Re: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/30/2017 2:11:05 PM

Quote:
I haven`t been able to watch all episodes, but I have managed to watch some. Well done as all Ken Burns docs are.

What struck me, was the episode that covered the Jane Fonda "visit" to Hanoi. I was about 12 when that happened, and all I really recalled was that she whooped it up and thoroughly enjoyed a sit-down at an anti-aircraft gun.

What I don`t remember seeing before is where she not only called US airmen war criminals...but that they should be tried and executed!

Respects, Morris
--morris crumley


I had no idea she did that either until I saw the episode. I know she sat on the AA gun, but had no idea she had said those things until I saw that episode and heard it out of her mouth. What a horrible person.

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Re: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/30/2017 2:12:56 PM

Quote:
I just taped the series on PBS, I think.

It was 2 hours long but someone just said that the series is 10 episodes.

I have only watched the first hour. Is there more to come beyond the 2 hours?

It brought back memories of that period in history.


cheers,

George


--George


George,
There are 10 episodes. Each episode is 2 hours long, so the whole thing takes you from the beginning of the conflict to the very sad end. 20 hours total.

George
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Re: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns
Posted on: 9/30/2017 4:32:58 PM
Thanks Brian. I have no idea which two hours I just watched but I will find out. PBS out of Buffalo is airing it up here.

I am up to the part that deals with the unrest at home, the deaths or protestors in Detroit and New Jersey. I remember that period.

News reports from Windsor in Ontario were terrible. Apparently people could see the smoke and fire from Detroit across the river.

There were a lot of Americans who came north to avoid the draft.

I thought that the production was excellent. Burns switched from stills to video and back. It seemed to enhance his work though I realize that he was restricted to still photos in his work on the civil war and didn't have other options.

thanks for the information.


Cheers,

George

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Jane Fonda
Posted on: 9/30/2017 5:45:16 PM
A losr of veterans I know believe she is the one who should be tried and executed.
I'm also a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. I don't care for her and I refuse to watch anything she has done. I got a kick out of a recent interview where she said she was tired and just sat in the seat to get a rest. Sure did not look like that in the film clip I've seen.
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Re: Jane Fonda
Posted on: 9/30/2017 5:49:18 PM
I've watched the entire series. I did not get as upset as I thought I would ... until near the end when they were at the wall in D.C. I got a bit upset at that point. I've been to the wall several times and have found the names of three men who I knew growing up. Still really hurts.
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Re: Jane Fonda
Posted on: 10/1/2017 2:56:38 PM
kp,

 Your comment about The Wall was very evocative.

Cheers,

BW
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