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Inside THE VIETNAM WAR with Director, Lynn Novick

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About this Event:

You and your students are invited to join us on Wednesday, November 8 @1PM EST for a live, streaming-only event featuring filmmaker Lynn Novick, co-director of the PBS documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR. During the interactive discussion, Lynn will offer an in-depth look at the Vietnam War era through her latest documentary while sharing personal, behind-the-scenes insights into her experience working with U.S. and Vietnamese veterans, historians, and everyday people who witnessed the War firsthand.

Presenting Partners: PBS Education, WETA, National History Day, ITVS, Wisconsin Public Television, and PBS member stations.

What to Expect:

Throughout the conversation, you and your students can pose questions to Lynn, participate in polls, and screen segments from THE VIETNAM WAR film. This event will offer vital perspectives on the War and give students a chance to immerse themselves in one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history.

  • DATE: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • TIME: 1PM EST (1-hour)
  • LIVE ONLY: This is a free, streaming-only event open to classrooms across the U.S. Due to media rights, we will not be able to share a recording.

This event is organized by PBS, your local PBS station, and presenting partners ITVS, WETA, National History Day, and Wisconsin Public Television. By registering, you are allowing these event organizers to contact you.




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Video Clips from the Film
Due to the nature of the topic, the 2-3 short video segments we will preview during the event contain visuals from war. While we do try to avoid graphic scenes and violent battlefield segments, you will see visuals like soldiers firing automatic weapons. You can learn more about the film here.

Instructional Resources about THE VIETNAM WAR
To help you amplify your discussions about the Vietnam War era, PBS Education and WETA have expanded three curated collections of instructional resources available on PBS LearningMedia that include raw, firsthand accounts from veterans, gritty reenactment footage, historical photographs, and multimedia lesson plans. You can view them here:




Support for THE VIETNAM WAR educational materials was provided by Lynda and Stewart Resnick through The Better Angels Society.

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