Premiering on PBS39's channel 39.1 at 8:00pm on Sunday, September 17, the landmark documentary presentation THE VIETNAM WAR by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is an immersive 360-degree narrative, telling the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 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.

Ten 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, and revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The series features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from many of the greatest artists of the era, and original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

PBS39 is holding three special sneak preview screenings of THE VIETNAM WAR throughout our region. All these screenings are free and open to the public. They will be held:

Tuesday, August 29, 7:00pm at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, Ohio

Thursday, September 7, 7:00pm at the Cordier Auditorium at Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00pm at the History Center, Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana

Local broadcast of this landmark documentary film is made possible in part by: