Local Focus – The Vietnam War: Viewer Input
This fall, SOPTV and PBS will debut the ten-part, 18-hour documentary film The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
As described on the Ken Burns website:
"Six 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, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era. "The film will be accompanied by an unprecedented outreach and public engagement program, providing opportunities for communities to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned."
In coordination with our Local Focus programing, SOPTV will get a chance to sit down with Burns and Novick, and we want to know what questions you – the viewer – might want to ask. Take a few minutes to check out some previews of the show (click a tab to navigate), and then drop us a line with your thoughts. If we like your question, it could end up on the air.