Free preview of NET's Vietnam War series is Sept. 11
A free screening of "The Vietnam War," PBS’ new documentary film series, is 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
The preview will feature segments from the 10-part series. It will also be followed by a panel discussion with local Vietnam veterans and facilitated by Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, a political scientist and assistant vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The event is free and open to the public. It is presented by NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR stations, as part of outreach and public engagement efforts in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, “The Vietnam War” is an immersive narrative that tells the story of the war as it has never been told. The series features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war, others who opposed it, and Vietnamese combatants and civilians.
Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage, including photographs taken by some of the most-celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, home movies and audio recordings from inside the administrations of presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.
Tickets are available at the Ross box office the night of the screening.