AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Fall of Saigon Series

Lectures curated around American Experience: The Fall of Saigon that explores the final chapter of the Vietnam War.

Ten years after America had committed ground combat troops to Viet Nam and two years after a ceasefire agreement had failed to stop the fighting - North Vietnamese communists toppled the South Vietnamese government in Saigon in a lightning offensive that startled the world. This program chronicles the final two years of US involvement in Viet Nam. Originally broadcast in 1983 as the final episode of the WGBH-produced series Vietnam: A Television History, it shows the desperation of the final days before Saigon fell and details the evacuation led by the US military.

Lectures curated around American Experience: The Fall of Saigon that explores the final chapter of the Vietnam War.

Ten years after America had committed ground combat troops to Viet Nam and two years after a ceasefire agreement had failed to stop the fighting - North Vietnamese communists toppled the South Vietnamese government in Saigon in a lightning offensive that startled the world. This program chronicles the final two years of US involvement in Viet Nam. Originally broadcast in 1983 as the final episode of the WGBH-produced series Vietnam: A Television History, it shows the desperation of the final days before Saigon fell and details the evacuation led by the US military.

Lectures

4.30.2005 (1:53:56)

Vietnam War Remembered

10.4.2004 (1:27:23)

Presidents at War

3.21.2004 (1:26:42)

Writers on War

2.27.2003 (58:50)

Lewis Lapham: Theatre of War