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Vietnam - A Television History Episode 2 - The First Vietnam War 1946โ€“54 (1983) ๐Ÿช–โœˆ๏ธ [R]

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Published on 16 Nov 2022 / In Documentry Films Worth Watching

โฃ[This version replaces an older version which was destroyed in an Israeli DDOS attack on World Truth Videos.]

โฃโฃโฃVietnam: A Television History (1983) is a 13-part documentary and television mini-series about the Vietnam War (1955โ€“1975) from the perspective of the United States. It was produced for public television by WGBH-TV in Boston, Central Independent Television of the UK and Antenne-2 of France. It was originally broadcast on PBS between October 4 and December 20, 1983. Later, it was rebroadcast as part of the PBS series American Experience from May 26 to July 28, 1997. However, only 11 of the 13 original episodes were rebroadcast. Episodes 2 and 13 were dropped. This is the complete original version.

Vietnam: A Television History was the most successful documentary produced by PBS up to the time of initial broadcast. The origins of the series reach back to 1977 when filmmaker Richard Ellison and foreign correspondent Stanley Karnow discussed the project. The latter had been a journalist in Paris during the 1950s and a reporter in French Indochina since 1959. Karnow was Chief Correspondent in the series and his tie-in book, Vietnam: A History (1983), became a best-seller.

โฃEpisode 2: Examines the First Indochina War (1946โ€“54) that led to a French defeat by Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh.

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