Ken Burns, Lynn Novick working on major Vietnam series for PBS

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PBS today (March 28) announced that documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will produce and direct a 10- to 12-hour series about the Vietnam War, to be aired on PBS in 2016. Burns said the series “will shed light both on the history of the war, and on our inability to find common ground about it.” The project will also include a website, a  multi-platform educational initiative, community engagement grants for station outreach and a companion book to be published by Alfred A. Knopf. In an interview with Current in October 2009, when Burns was just beginning research on the project, he termed it “a major, major history” of the conflict in Southeast Asia.

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