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Leaving Vietnam ExhibitLeaving Vietnam Exhibit
 
WUCF has partnered with the Orange County Regional History Center on a new exhibit, "Leaving Vietnam: Building a New Life in Central Florida."  What turned Orlando's Mills 50 neighborhood into Little Saigon? Visitors learned about the parts local veterans played on the front lines and how the experience shaped them and discovered the roots of Central Florida's Vietnamese community and its impact on leadership, local commerce & Orlando's food scene. 
The exhibit closed Nov. 5.  
Click here to see photos of the exhibit.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and 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 secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

Watch an official trailer for The Vietnam War. #VietnamWarPBS

REVIEW THE STORIES

During the series’ original broadcast, we asked viewers how they experienced the events of the Vietnam era. See the stories, videos, songs and photos they shared below. 

If you are looking for other ways to share your experiences related to the Vietnam era, learn about how you can contribute to Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Center and Archive.

Explore all stories

Clips From The Film

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About The Music

About The Music

Explore the soundtrack, score and other playlists from the film.

Press & Events

Press & Events

Find out what the critics are saying.

More From Ken Burns

More From Ken Burns

Learn about Ken Burns, his library of award-winning documentaries and the team at Florentine Films.


The Vietnam War is a production of Florentine Films and WETA

Funding is provided by:

and members of the

Jonathan & Jeannie LavineDiane & Hal BrierleyAmy & David AbramsJohn & Catherine DebsFullerton Family Charitable FundThe Montrone FamilyLynda & Stewart Resnick

The Golkin Family FoundationThe Lynch FoundationThe Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation

Richard S. & Donna L. StrongBonnie & Tom McCloskeyBarbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet IIIThe Lavender Butterfly Fund

and by:

Filmmaker photos courtesy: Tim Llewellyn Photography, Stephanie Berger, Diane Raines Ward. Other photos courtesy: Magnum Photos, AP Photos, Getty Images, Doug Niven/Another Vietnam

WUCF LOCAL PROGRAMMING:

WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Part One: Hear from Lynn Novick, co-director of the new Ken Burns film, "The Vietnam War."
Lynn shares what went into making the film.
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WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Part Two: Hear the dramatic stories of Central Florida veterans who fought in the Vietnam War.
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WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Part Three: Explore the Vietnamese community in Orlando established after the war.  
Hear from a refugee, along with a second-generation Vietnamese-American and see how the community is thriving.
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WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Part Four: The struggle continues for some Vietnam Veterans.  
Explore how some are dealing with these struggles and helping each other and their communities.
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WUCF's Courageous Conversations
Veterans Call-In Show
Saturday, November 11 at 5pm

WUCF partners with the Heart of Florida United Way's Mission United program to help address the complicated issues our community faces.  Join us for the hour  as we talk to the many community groups and service organizations working on the ground to help connect veterans to resources.  

Wall of Faces

WALL OF FACES

WUCF is partnering with veterans organizations across the state of Florida to put a face to every Florida name listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.  Nearly 300 photos are still missing.

The images will help tell the stories of the men and women who are listed on the Wall as part of a new Education Center the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is building on the National Mall.  

Learn more about the Wall of Faces here.

VETERANS RESOURCES:

Get help with these local & national resources:

Click here to download a Veterans Resource List

The Vietnam War