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The LBJ Presidential Library and Austin PBS station KLRU-TV hosted a screening of the upcoming PBS documentary series THE VIETNAM WAR on Thursday, April 27, in the LBJ Auditorium. The viewing was followed by a conversation with Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who co-directed the Vietnam film, and former LBJ Library Director Mark K. Updegrove.

THE VIETNAM WAR is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will premiere on PBS and KLRU on Sept. 17, 2017. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 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.

LBJ Library photo by Jay Godwin