Published Reviews of the PBS Vietnam Series
Plus Videos of Panel Discussions
Comprehensive links to reviews critical of the Burns/Novick "The Vietnam War" series from journalists, historians, veterans, VPCC members and other activists.
Reviews of the full PBS series
-- EPISODE BY EPISODE --
Veterans For Peace
Reflections on Episodes
-- SERIES OVERVIEW REVIEWS --
Dr. Thomas Bass
Professor of English, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Author of The Spy Who Loved Us
Long time anti-war activist and author
"Ken Burns’ powerful anti-war film on Vietnam ignores the power of the anti-war movement"
Draft resister, member of Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee.
"Vietnam antiwar movement had a bigger voice than portrayed in PBS documentary"
Detroit peace and social justice activist.
"A Ball O’ Confusion Is Comin' to Your TV: Ken Burns' PBS Series on Vietnam Gives Its Corporate Sponsors Little to Worry About"
Prof. Michael Stewart Foley
Professor of American Civilization, Université Grenoble Alpes in France
"There is no single lie in war (films): Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and The Vietnam War"
Vanity Fair Contributing Editor.
"Why The Vietnam War Is Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Most Ambitious Project Yet"
-- OTHER COMMENTS ON THE SERIES --
Teaches education and history at the University of Pennsylvania.
"What’s So Bad About Ken Burns?" (defends his role a a populizer of history)
Dr. Jerry Lembcke
Associate Professor Emeritus, College of the Holy Cross.
"Home-from-War War Stories: Myth, Media & the Ken Burns Vietnam Series"
-- VIDEOS OF PANEL DISCUSSIONS --
- The Atlantic
Discussion with Burns, Novick, Mai Elliott, Tim O'Brien
- Asia Society
- Burns defends omissions
- Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Organized by prominent revisionist Mark Moyar