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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to present -


"The Vietnam War"

Live from the William G. McGowan Theater in Washington, DC.

Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will discuss and show clips from the

PBS documentary series

OCTOBER 17, 2017, 4:00-5:30 p.m

 

Join us in the Nixon Library 's Theater 37 to watch this live streaming event.

 

About the Program:
Cokie Roberts will moderate a discussion with directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their PBS documentary series "The Vietnam War" and show clips from the PBS documentary series. 


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.

 

This program will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater in Washington, DC and will be live streamed to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library's Theater 37.
Presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of L3 Technologies.

 

"Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War":

 
On Saturday, September 2, 2017, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library opened a new exhibition from the National Archives, "Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War." Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Military photographers stationed in Vietnam took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict-photographs that are now part of our National Archives. Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Unsanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it. 
 
The "Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War" exhibit at the Nixon Library runs through January 7, 2018.

 

 

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

The Nixon Presidential Library recently reopened the museum after a $15 million redesign of the permanent gallery. Guests can now experience a state-of-the-art learning environment that inspires critical thinking about the life and career of our 37th President and his era.

 

 

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is one of 13 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. It is open year round with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Museum is fully handicapped accessible.

For more information about museum visitor hours and researcher hours, call 714-983-9120 or go to www.nixonlibrary.gov.

 

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

 

 

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