Where can I buy cheap dvds online for Vietnam War Complete Series DVD? Burns¡¯ documentaries seek to tell the whole truth, which is a high bar in general, and very high indeed in the particular case of ¡°The Vietnam War.¡± That war ¡ª a blight on our collective consciousness, an embarrassing chapter in history, and an enduring nightmare for those who survived it ¡ª is such a morass that, like the fable of the blind mice describing an elephant, most documentarians attempt to cover just one part of it. Not Burns. ¡°The Vietnam War,¡± a decade in the making, will air 18 hours in 10 parts on PBS. At that length ¡ª almost half of an entire work week ¡ª ¡°The Vietnam War¡± is Burns¡¯ longest endeavor, tied with his 1994 series ¡°Baseball.¡± It is also the longest major work on the Vietnam War ¡ª ¡°Vietnam: A Television History,¡± the 1983 series from American Experience, clocked in at just 11 hours.
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