The Vietnam War A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Premieres September 2017

In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 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.

In conjunction with the national broadcast, KCPT will be exploring the local impact of the war through a series of online stories and videos and community events. Join the conversation by sharing your personal story or a story of your family or community with us. 


KCPT Presents An Evening with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Join KCPT for an exclusive evening with award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick around their upcoming documentary series, The Vietnam War, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8.

KC Vietnam Stories

Read stories and reflections from veterans, refugees and community members who have been impacted by the war and share your own stories of service.

"The Vietnam War" Video

PBS Previews: The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Extended Look

Ken Burns & Lynn Novick tell the story behind their most ambitious film to date.

The Vietnam War

Not Since The Civil War | First Look

A GI recalls how the Vietnam War divided American society.

The Vietnam War

Christmas Bombing

U.S. forces launch airstrikes on North Vietnam in December, 1972.