Lectures curated around American Experience: Vietnam and the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. This program analyzes the costs and consequences of a controversial and complex war. From the first hour through the last, the series provides a detailed visual and oral account of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking on many military and foreign policy issues. The Vietnam War was the longest and most controversial war that the United States ever fought. It claimed the lives of more than 58,000 Americans and over three million Vietnamese. April 30, 2005 marked the 30th anniversary of the official end of the war in Viet Nam.