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Ken Burns's ‘The Vietnam War' to premiere on AETN Sept. 17

Posted 08 Sep 2017

"The Vietnam War," a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. An immersive, 360-degree narrative, the series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The first five episodes will air Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 21, and the final five episodes will air Sunday, Sept. 24, through Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 each night. A repeat broadcast will immediately follow the premiere of each episode.

The series will repeat in October, with episodes airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m., beginning Oct. 3.

AETN is producing local programs in conjunction with the series premiere, including:

Additionally, each Thursday night, following regularly scheduled programs at 8 and 9 p.m., AETN will air short videos with an Arkansas focus produced to complement "The Vietnam War."

The film will be accompanied by an 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.

Viewers are encouraged to join the conversation: #VietnamWarPBS.

AETN's local initiative, "AETN Salutes Arkansas Vietnam Veterans," also includes the following:

Additional information about AETN's local initiative, including complete information on how to get involved, is available at aetn.org/thevietnamwar.

Funding for "The Vietnam War" is provided by Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; The Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).